New Jersey Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Animals From Abuse, But Aborting Babies is Fine

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 8, 2019   |   11:20AM   |   Trenton, NJ

New Jersey pro-abortion Gov. Phil Murphy “proudly” signed legislation Tuesday to protect animals from abuse – just a few weeks after signing another bill allowing people who are sick or disabled to be killed in assisted suicides.

Animals deserve protection from abuse, but the Democratic governor has refused to protect human beings from similar atrocities. Murphy supports abortion on demand and doctor-prescribed suicide, horrific human rights abuses that destroy the lives of unborn babies and people who are struggling with illnesses or disabilities.

“As long-time dog owners, animal welfare is close to my and [my wife] Tammy’s hearts,” Murphy said in a statement. “I am proud to sign these bills that will protect animals in danger of abuse and treat our four-legged residents with the compassion they deserve.”

The new laws will make it easier for law enforcement officers to rescue animals whose life or health are in danger; they also forbid courts from declaring a dog to be dangerous for causing bodily injury while defending its owner from a potential crime, according to a release from the governor’s office.

In addition, the laws would allow more consideration of abusive circumstances in cases where dogs are at risk of euthanasia, the governor’s office states.

However, Murphy supports a form of euthanasia against human beings. In April, he signed a law allowing doctor-prescribed suicide in New Jersey – while ignoring a strong outcry from the disability rights community.

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State Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, a fellow pro-abortion Democrat, has a similar position. This week, he echoed the governor’s remarks about animal abuse, saying: “It’s heartbreaking to think that underserving dogs have been euthanized in New Jersey when rehabilitation may have been a better option. Fortunately, those days are over. Hundreds of canine lives will be saved under this new law, and they’ll have chance to find forever, caring homes.”

Ironically, Wimberly, a pro-abortion Democrat, introduced a bill earlier this year to protect unborn cows from being slaughtered.

If only these lawmakers showed the same compassion for babies in the womb and people suffering from illnesses or disabilities.

Murphy, Wimberly and a number of other New Jersey lawmakers support the killing of unborn babies in abortions. In February, the governor grinned widely as he signed a law forcing state taxpayers to fund the largest abortion chain in America. He bragged that the legislation, which gives $7.5 million annually to Planned Parenthood, was his first bill as governor.

Pro-life advocates lamented the news, pointing to the abortion chain’s unethical practices. Several years ago, Planned Parenthood engaged in fraudulent Medicaid activity in New Jersey.

“Governor Murphy thumbed his nose at the hardworking citizens of NJ and signed two bills which will use $7.5M of our tax money to fund the salaries and operation expenses of his favorite constituency, Planned Parenthood, regardless of their past record showing they engaged in Medicaid fraud,” Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, told LifeNews at the time.

The law reversed decisions by former pro-life Gov. Chris Christie to block about $7.5 million annually in tax dollars to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion business. Christie, who is pro-life, vetoed Planned Parenthood funding numerous times and redirected the family planning funds to federally qualified community health centers instead.