Returning members of the State Senate are sworn in

15 Mar: Vitale-Buono Resolution Commending President On Contraception Compromise Passes Senate

TRENTON – A Senate resolution sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale and Barbara Buono which praises President Barack Obama’s efforts to protect both women’s health and the liberty of religious employers was approved today by the State Senate.

“Through both statewide and national policies, we are making major gains in providing access to affordable health insurance and preventive care to all New Jersey residents,” said Senator Vitale, D-Middlesex. “By including contraception with other preventive measures covered free of charge to Americans, the health of women and their children will be greatly improved. The president’s proposal to require health insurers rather than religious employers to cover the costs of contraception is to be lauded as it provides free preventive care that does not discriminate against women while preserving religious liberty.”