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Church leaders applaud law banning abusers from gun ownership
The bipartisan effort to restrict domestic violence offenders’ access to firearms ended in victory Jan. 9, when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed bill S2483/A4126 into law. More ...
Thursday, January 12, 2017

D.C. mayor signs assisted suicide bill similar to legislation pending in N.J.
WASHINGTON – District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law a bill allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.

Related News: N.J. bishops to senators: Don't legalize assisted suicide

Video featuring terminally ill brings attention to assisted suicide

Doctors, patients, testify against N.J. bill they call 'state-sanctioned suicide'

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Friday, December 23, 2016
Obama signs international religious freedom bill written by NJ lawmaker

WASHINGTON – A bill authored by Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, that will give the presidential administration and the U.S. State Department new tools, resources and training to help counter extremism and combat a worldwide escalation of persecution of religious minorities has been signed by President Barack Obama.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
N.J. bishops to senators: Don't legalize assisted suicide
The New Jersey Catholic Conference of bishops has sent a letter to the state’s 40 senators regarding the Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe medications to terminally ill patients in order for them to end their own lives. More ...
Monday, December 19, 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
Legislators, physicians fight to protect unborn from pain

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

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