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'I Am Pro-life': Democratic New Jersey City Council Member Switches Parties over Governor's Support for Abortion

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Jan 20, 2022  Faithwire.com

"I have thought long and hard about this decision and I am not happy that the governor expanded abortion legislation..." -John Williams, NJ Committee member

[Faithwire.com] In response to New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) effort to codify Roe v. Wade into state law, a Democratic city council member from the Buena Vista Township is switching his political affiliation. (Screengrab image)

Committee member John Williams—the only Democrat in his township—announced his swap from Democrat to Republican just days after Murphy signed legislation codifying abortion access into state law, a bill abortion advocates have argued is necessary as the US Supreme Court could overturn its landmark 1973 ruling on Roe v. Wade, which gave nationwide legal cover for abortion.

"I have thought long and hard about this decision and I am not happy that the governor expanded abortion legislation," Williams said in a statement shared with the New Jersey Globe. "I am pro-life, and I am doing this to have a better shot to stay on council and for religious reasons."

Atlantic County Democratic Chair Michael Suleiman responded to Williams' party switch, calling him "a charlatan and a coward"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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