ACTION ALERT: Protect Families from Gun Violence

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In New Jersey, homicides were up 4% in 2015. Tamara Wilson-Seidle was shot and killed by her husband in broad daylight while their seven-year old daughter looked on. On June 25, 2015, nine days after Tamara lost her life, both houses passed a bill to prevent domestic violence gun deaths with overwhelming majorities. Unfortunately for New Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie ...

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43 Years After Roe, What Has Changed?

Forty-three years ago today, the Supreme Court issued a momentous ruling – Roe v. Wade – which enshrined in law the right to choose whether to have an abortion, recognizing that the decision to continue or end a pregnancy was best left between a woman and her doctor.

The majority of Americans still believe that women and their families – not government – are best placed to make this very personal decision.

Yet since 1973, political restrictions have eroded women’s ability ...

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ACTION ALERT: S221/A4115 Preventing Restrained Prison Child Birth

S221/A4155 would prohibit the restraint of women prisoners during and immediately after childbirth. Under the bill, correctional facility staff or medical providers would not be permitted to apply restraints to a female prisoner known to be pregnant during any stage of labor, any pregnancy related medical distress, transport to a medical facility, delivery, or postpartum.

Over the last 15 years, 21 states have enacted laws against shackling pregnant inmates during and after labor, but many of the laws have proved ineffectual. ...

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Issues Conference 2015 – Health Care & Reproductive Justice

Priorities for 2015-16:

UULMNJ HEALTH/REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE TASK FORCE

UULMNJ Issues Conference – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015

Task Force Session Summary Report

  • Nine people attended the task force meeting. Most people had not been to a Health/RJ task force meeting, therefore the meeting began with people introducing themselves and explaining their interest in Reproductive Justice.
  • Materials were available both in the conference packet and at the task force meeting. Of particular interest were the materials from the UUA: The Statement of Conscience that was approved by ...
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Responding to Attacks on Planned Parenthood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

UULMNJ Reproductive Justice/Health Task Force Responds to Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Summit, NJ, July 21, 2015

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to protest violations to basic human rights and support reproductive health/abortion clinics that are experiencing intimidation and spiritual or physical violence. The current attack on Planned Parenthood is deeply disturbing, troubling and misleading. Anti-abortion activists from a group called the Center for Medical Progress recently released a video showing Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical ...

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ACTION ALERT: Domestic Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes but Christie Must Sign!

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In March of this year, UULMNJ Executive Director, Rev. Craig Hirshberg met in Trenton with former US Rep. Gabby Giffords, NJ Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, and other New Jersey lawmakers to work on important legislation that would take guns out of the hands of dangerous domestic violence offenders.

Why is this so important? A woman is 5 times more likely to be ...

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Support the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act

Dear Friends,

Many of our supporters are concerned about end of life issues.  Although this is not one of our official issues, I am sending this out for those of you who would like to support this issue.

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Please take a moment to email a statement of support for S328, the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act to your Senator. This bill would permit qualified terminally ...

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My Health, My Life: Women’s Health Legislative Summit

Please join us at the 2015 My Health, My Life Legislative Summit.  The Summit will take place at the State Capitol in June and will include meetings with elected officials, a rally and press conference, and training for supporters from across the state who want to build a stronger network in their hometowns.

We will ensure our elected officials know that women and men are watching and want them to restore funding for life-saving family planning in the state budget.

To reserve ...

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