U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced more than $3.1 million to support 25 women's health care facilities across New Jersey. The funding, which comes through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is directed to the New Jersey Family Planning League (NJFPL) in Newark, which works with local providers to bring low income patients important health care services.
"While women's health services have been severely cut at the state level, this federal funding will help women in New Jersey gain access to affordable health care in their communities," said Senator Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds HHS. "Women's health services are under attack by political extremists and it's more important than ever that we keep fighting to ensure quality care is available to every woman."
"This funding is critically important to providing quality, affordable health services to women across New Jersey, regardless of income," said Senator Menendez. "Ensuring comprehensive health services are available for women means healthier families and healthier communities, and that's why I will always fight for the resources to support our local health care facilities."
Today's funding announcement brings the NJFPL's total federal funding this year to nearly $6.3 million. The NJFPL works with Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey, Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey, Hoboken Family Planning, and Women's Health and Counseling Center in Somerville to fund 25 clinic sites that provide health services to low income families across the state.