Tea Party Candidate Simon's Actions Speak Louder Than Her Words

Marie Corfield is the Democratic candidate for the LD-16 Assembly Special Election. By disclosure, virtually everyone of the writers here at Blue Jersey is actively working on her campaign - including me. She's a force of nature, and this is a very vigorous campaign in a winnable newly-configured district. - Rosi

This week my opponent, Tea Party-endorsed Donna Simon, tried to hide from her vote against women's health. While I agree with her on the need to raise awareness regarding breast cancer, I question her actions voting against funding for women’s health including cancer screenings. They cannot be covered up by resolutions and press releases.

On June 25, 2012, Tea Party-endorsed Donna Simon voted against S788, a women’s health bill that would have provided funding for preventive health care such as mammograms, pap smears and cancer screenings. The funding would not have covered abortions.

I believe that this funding for women’s health and preventative care, opposed by Donna Simon, could have helped to ultimately reduce costs in the long run. I also think New Jersey women deserve better than Donna Simon’s rhetoric, which is undermined by her actions. That's one of the reasons I am running for Assembly. The hard working families of the 16th district deserve better than her extreme positions and double talk when it comes to women’s health.

For more information about how you can help me stand up for women's health click here.

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