Stender criticizes Christie, claims he has little regard for working women

Working women in the Garden State are being slighted by Gov. Christie, according to a Scotch Plains assemblywoman.

Linda Stender, (D-22), said Thursday that Gov. Christie’s $29.4 billion, 2012 budget proposal denies adequate funding for working women.

She called the lack of funding for two years in a row an assault on women.

“Once again the governor has turned his back on the women of this state,” Stender said in a release.  “By eliminating funding for family planning and women’s health care two years in a row, he has proven his ideological point that he doesn’t trust women to make their own health decisions.”

A primary sponsor of legislation last year that would have resurrected up to $7.5 million in funds that Christie denied,  Stender said that Christie does not consider working class women a “priority.”

Stender said she will continue her fight for women by scouring the governor’s budget for funding of health care that would make possible cancer screenings as well as preventive care and family planning services.

Stender criticizes Christie, claims he has little regard for working women