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Legislators, physicians fight to protect unborn from pain
Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, holds a plastic baby doll representing what an infant in the womb looks like at 20 weeks gestation as lawmakers in Trenton look on. Joe Moore photo

Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, holds a plastic baby doll representing what an infant in the womb looks like at 20 weeks gestation as lawmakers in Trenton look on. Joe Moore photo

Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, stood before a podium holding a small, plastic baby doll representing what an infant in the womb looks like at 20 weeks gestation.

“At 20 weeks post fertilization, a baby in the womb is 11 inches long and almost one pound and looks like a small newborn,” Tasy said. “The baby has fully formed fingerprints and tiny little toenails. … She is able to do somersaults and suck her thumb – and she can feel pain.”

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Increase in funding sought for transportation in nonpublic schools
In an attempt to bring attention to the transportation needs for children in nonpublic schools, parents, guardians, educators and groups across the state are being encouraged to contact the office of Gov. Chris Christie to request an increase in funding. More ...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Proposed bill would ban late-term abortions to protect unborn from pain
Pro-life leaders, doctors and lawmakers are scheduled to converge on the State House Dec. 5 for a news conference that will call attention to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. More ...
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Support group, reunification give hope to birth mother
The baby was a girl, born to Shirley Powell, a 16-year-old high school junior from Burlington County. What seemed to be missing, however, was the great joy that usually accompanies the birth of a healthy infant. More ...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Birth parents reminded of adoption law changes starting Jan. 1
With only two months left before adoption records, including the names of birth parents, become public upon request, the New Jersey Catholic Conference is continuing its awareness campaign to inform anyone involved in the adoption process of law changes coming in 2017. More ...
Friday, November 4, 2016
Assisted suicide legislation going to state Senate after passing committee
Legislation legalizing assisted suicide for the terminally ill is going to a vote in the state Senate after it passed a Senate subcommittee Nov. 3. More ...
Friday, November 4, 2016



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