New Jersey Women’s March Founder Calls Out Kean, Jr. for Silence on Roe

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New Jersey Women’s March Founder Calls Out Kean, Jr. for Silence on Roe

Branchburg, NJ – New Jersey Women’s March founder, Elizabeth Meyer, says 7th Congressional district candidate Tom Kean, Jr, has failed to address last week’s SCOTUS opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade and calls him a threat to reproductive freedom in New Jersey.

“Women need your support more than ever and where are you? You’re keeping your head down and your mouth shut,” says Meyer, “Women vote for candidates who act to protect our rights. You failed to do that in the state senate, you’re failing us now, and, if elected to Congress, you’ll work in lock step with fellow Republicans to pass a nationwide abortion ban that will overturn our laws in New Jersey. We’ll be stripped of control over our own bodies.”

As state senator, Kean, Jr. voted against the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act, the law that codifies Roe in NJ, and voted multiple times against funding for family planning and Planned Parenthood. In 2006, Kean, Jr. supported the Supreme Court confirmation of Samel Alito, the author of the majority opinion that overturned Roe v. Wade. 

Meyer said, “If you support women, prove that you recognize our full and equal rights as citizens. End your silence, get out of the bed of Republican extremists, and pledge to support federal legislation restoring our right to bodily autonomy.”

This is Kean, Jr.’s second time challenging Democratic incumbent Tom Malinowski. As Congressman, Malinowski co-sponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act, which codifies Roe into law and was passed by the House. Malinowski introduced the Stopping Abortion Bounties Act. The legislation opposes the bounty law passed in Texas that bans abortions as early as six weeks and establishes a bounty system that grants private citizens the power to sue anyone suspected of helping an individual access abortion care. The law is under consideration in other states.

“Women need to send Tom Malinowski back to Congress in November, not a right-wing wolf in moderate sheep’s clothing.” said Meyer, “Tom Malinowski has made it clear that he will stand up for the rights of New Jersey women. We must not allow our daughters to grow up in a world where they have less rights than their mothers. We must elect a representative that will vote with the vast majority of New Jerseyans and safeguard our right to choose in New Jersey.”

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