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Gottheimer, North Jersey community unite in support of a woman’s right to choose

NEW JERSEY — Following the news of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined North Jersey community members, activists, and local elected officials at the “We Won’t Back Down Rally” to support women’s right to choose.

People from across North Jersey joined together in opposition of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion.

Roe v. Wade has been settled for nearly 50 years and New Jersey has codified the freedom of reproductive choice into law. Gottheimer cosponsored and voted for the Women’s Health Protection Act, which the House successfully passed in 2021 to codify Roe v. Wade into law. He urged the Senate to do the same.

“I want to be clear: I will always oppose any attempt by those in Washington or around the country to roll back the clock and stand between a woman and her doctor, or her faith, when making personal health care choices. A bunch of lawmakers forcing their way into a woman’s doctor’s office would be an egregious and unwarranted breach of personal privacy that would put a woman’s life and health care at risk,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Here in Jersey, we protect — and will continue to protect — a woman’s right to choose. All women have a fundamental right to make health care decisions about their own bodies, lives, and futures. This is just common sense and the accepted law of the land, and what most Americans believe is right. We can’t allow extremism to win. We must fight to defend a woman’s right to choose.”

Gottheimer was joined by Bergen County Commissioners Tracy Zur and Mary Amoroso, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain, Fair Lawn Mayor Kurt Peluso, Fair Lawn Deputy Mayor Cristina Cutrino and the Fair Lawn Council, Westwood Councilwoman Erin Collins, Woodcliff Lake Councilwoman Jennifer Margolis, and River Edge Councilwoman Ellen Busteed.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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