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November 2009

Dear Friends of Life:

We have not had many opportunities for letters on a state-wide basis, but an important topic has emerged... supporting a bill that would require ultrasound information being made available prior to an abortion.

EXPLANATION PARAGRAPH (Five Minutes For Life and other groups)

The New Jersey Knights of Columbus have been able to get sponsors for proposed legislation that requires abortion providers to give women the opportunity to see ultrasound images of their unborn child prior to having the abortion. The women would not be forced to undergo the ultrasound test, but they must be provided with an opportunity to do so. All facilities that provide abortion or where practitioners refer patients for abortion, must have ultrasound equipment on site or provide access through other medical facilities. This is extremely important because women are making a life and death decision without knowing about “what” is being aborted. As of September 2009, Democrat and Republican sponsors have submitted bills in the New Jersey State Senate and Assembly. We will concentrate on the Senate this month. Our focus will be to contact every State Senator, requesting that they support S2800, known as the “Full Disclosure Ultrasound Act.”

For our new members, as you will see at the bottom of this page, we provide suggested phrases that can be used in a letter, for those who want such assistance. You may use our suggested phrases, or use your own words. Post cards and hand-written letters are good; just keep them short and courteous.

We know that electronic mail…e-mail… has become very popular, but the written form of LETTERS FOR LIFE is an important resource for the majority of people because most legislators still look to see how many letters and post cards came in to the office. They can not see how many e-mail messages are on the office computer, but it is hard to ignore physical mail.

Please remember, we depend entirely on your help and financial support, since there are no membership dues or fees. We have received just enough for this mailing, then we are again out of funds. Any donation, no matter how small, is important. Due to work load on volunteers we can not send acknowledgement for gifts less than $100, unless requested.

Sincerest Regards

Adolph Schimpf, Ph.D.

Note: we provide a list of the mailing address for all State Senators below.

Suggested phrases for your letter:

All letters should contain the phrase:
"Please support S2800, the Full Disclosure Ultrasound Act."

Add one of the following:

The following is a list of New Jersey State Senators, as of October 2009.
If you do not know the number of the District in which you live, pick the address closest to your home.

DistrictName Address
1 Jeff Van Drew 21 North Main St, Cape May, NJ 08210
2 Jim Whelan511 Tilton Rd., Northfield, NJ 08225
3 Stephen Sweeney935 Kings Highway, Suite 400 West Deptford, NJ 08086
4 Fred H. Madden, Jr. 129 Johnson Rd., Suite 1, Turnersville, NJ 08012
5 Dana L. Redd1 Market St., Suite 1F, Camden, NJ 08102
6 James Beach1916 Route 70 East, Suite 3, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
7 Diane B. Allen11 West Broad St., Burlington, NJ 08016
8 Philip E. Haines 32A North Main St., Medford, NJ 08055
9 Christopher J. Connors620 West Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731
10Andrew R. Ciesla852 Highway 70, Brick, NJ 08724
11Sean T. Kean1955 Highway 34, Bldg. 2A Wall Township, NJ 07719
12Jennifer Beck32 Monmouth St., 3rd Fl. , Red Bank, NJ 07701
13Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr. 1715 Highway 35, Suite 303, Middletown, NJ 07748
14Bill Baroni3691A Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
15Shirley K. Turner1440 Pennington Rd., Trenton, NJ 08618
16Christopher Bateman36 East Main St., Somerville, NJ 088876
17Bob Smith216 Strelton Rd., Suite E-5, Piscataway, NJ 08854
18Barbara Buono Two Lincoln Highway, Suite 401, Edison, NJ 08820
19Joseph F. Vitale569 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095
20Raymond J. Lesniak 985 Stuyesant Ave., Union, NJ 07083
21Thomas H. Kean, Jr.425 North Ave. East, Suite C, Westfield, NJ 07090
22Nicholas P. Scutari1514 E. Saint Georges Ave., 2nd Fl. Linden, NJ 07036
23Marcia A. Karrow1 Maple Ave, Flemington, NJ 08822
24Steven V. Oroho115 Demarest Rd., Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871
25Anthony R. Bucco75 Bloomfield Ave., Denville, NJ 07834
26Joseph Pennacchio101 Gibraitar Dr., Suite 1-A, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
27Richard J. Codey449 Mount Pleasant Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052
28Ronald L. Rice 1044 South Orange Ave., Newark, NJ 07106
29M. Teresa Ruiz 166 Bloomfield Ave, Newark, NJ 07104
30Robert W. Singer2110 W. County Line Rd., Jackson, NJ 08527
31Sandra B. Cunningham1738 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
32Nicholas J. Sacco 9060 Palisades Ave., North Bergen, NJ 07047
33Brian P. Stack5801 Palisade Ave., West New York, NJ 07093
34Nia H. Gill Esq. 425 Bloomfield Ave., 2nd Fl., Montclair, NJ 07042
35John A. Girgenti507 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne, NJ 07506
36Paul A. Sarlo207 Hackensack St., 2nd Fl., Wood-Ridge, NJ 07005
37Loretta Weinberg 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck, NJ 07666
38Robert M. Gordon14-25 Plaza Rd., P. O. Box 398, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
39Gerald Cardinale 350 Madison Ave., Cresskill, NJ 07626
40Kevin J. O’Toole155 Route 46 West, Suite 108, Wayne, NJ 07470

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