Phil Murphy at LMU. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Despite his signing of an abortion up-to-birth bill, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), a Catholic, claims he’s still a “good Catholic” despite his support for the destruction of human life in the womb.

Life News reports:

As LifeNews reported, the bill will legalize abortions up to birth and allowing non-doctors to kill babies in abortions. The legislation guarantees “the fundamental right of reproductive autonomy,” even though women already have reproductive autonomy and choice prior to the decision to end a baby’s life in an abortion as reproduction has already taken place.

The radical measure also could lead to forcing New Jersey residents to fund abortions with their tax dollars. If the state Department of Banking and Insurance deems abortion funding necessary, then state residents could be compelled to pay for killing unborn children in abortions with their tax funds.

The bill also allows “all qualified health care professionals,” to conduct abortions. Although abortion advocates have said for decades that abortions should be “between a woman and her doctor,” the legislation now allows non-doctors to do abortions — putting the life and heath of women at risk.

In a new statement, Murphy defends his decision to sign the radical pro-abortion bill and says it squares with his Catholic faith and dedication to promote parenthood — even though parenthood is destroyed in an abortion. He wants Catholics to “respect” his decision and the decision to kill babies in abortions, even though abortions permanently destroy a unique human being and forever end any decisions they would ever make.

“To those on the other side of this issue – and there are many overwhelmingly well-intentioned people, many of whom by the way have reached out to me directly – I hope that we can come together in the greater calling of our faiths to make parenthood an easier, safer and healthier choice for anyone or any family in search of support,” Murphy said. “We can each hold our own personal, deeply felt views and still respect each individual’s ability to make their own decisions.”

“Last week, Rev. Pat Conroy, a Jesuit priest who served as chaplain for the House of Representatives for 10 years spoke to the Washington Post about being pro-choice and Catholic, as I am,” the governor said. “And he said, and I quote Father Conroy, ‘A good Catholic in our system could be saying given women in our system have this constitutional right, our task as fellow Christians or as Catholics is to make it possible for her to optimize her ability to make the choice.’”

“My own journey and evolution on this issue has not been easy and is one that through great reflection has landed on ultimate respect and trust for others,” Murphy said. “Respect especially for those with limited means for whom restrictions on access to reproductive health care has the most devastating effect, and trust that each of us is our own best judge and advisor.

“To be sure I have leaned on my faith to inform and enhance many of my most deeply held values,” he said. “And as I said, this one has been a hard one for me. Yet I would be running afoul of those very same values if I used my personal faith to deny services, especially health services, to those who reach different personal conclusions through their own faith. I cannot allow that to happen, and I will not.”

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Larry E Smith
Larry E Smith
5 months ago

Youre a good catholic but you support MURDERING babies? I beg to differ. How can you even hold your head up? Pathetic to say the least.

D Paul
D Paul
5 months ago
Reply to  Larry E Smith

The attitude of the Marxist pope is looking to be more of the same. The pope who resigned held up traditional beliefs. The Catholic Church is splintering.

George
George
5 months ago

You should be shunned by any Good Catholic. You are a heartless scumbag. I’d love to be there when you come before the Lord. How can any priest allow you to take the Holy sacrament? Been to confession lately? Loser 😂

Greta
Greta
5 months ago

What a sick piece of trash he is and the women who voted for murder

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
5 months ago

YOU BIDEN AND PELOSI ALL GREAT CATHOLICS RIGHT,ALL THOSE CHILDREN WHO WANTED TO BE BORN BUY YOU AN OTHER DEMOCRATS FUND AND ALLOW DEATH.Another news conferance with no questions and no answers just watching an old man read a teleprompter what a guy, Biden slips and tells all how he won the election, it’s who gets to count the votes that counts. Disagree with that, he seems and acts that he is the president of the blue states and illegals only, failed adjenda is the hallmark of ells all how he wao the electiohis radical administration, this is what happens when they choose “who gets to count the vote”. Stage rooms, hidden from reporters, giant wall teleprompter, concealed ear voice relays, fart proof sound disapaters, and he still fxxxs everything up, this is the United Staes of America, not the biden wantaby dicatatorship, joe biden man without a country, his America last policy is blowing up in his face this is what happens when the father and son team travel the world at the tax payors expense with their hands out, looking for monetary gain, at the cost of loyalty to America. Now that more and more has become public information joe biden is attempting to change and alter our constitution to hide behind smoke screens to ease their personal gain against the rules and laws. Return their pot of gold received from China and Russia taken form them for promises to do what? Recent court ruling shows a check on bidens power grabs, his total avoidance of any due process, for his implementation of executive directives without any regard for the legislative branch or any State considerations, let alone the American public at large. This trend will continue until his lust for political power and the return of American values without the dictatorship he is trying to put into effect.

Brown
Brown
4 months ago

THANK YOU, EVERYTHING you’ve stated is RIGHT ON EVERY LEVEL harris IS NO BETTER. They’re MODERN DAY HITLERS . IN THE WORD OF GOD; the Egyptian king wanted EVERY FIRST BORN SON KILLED TO KEEP the number of male babies growing up becoming able bodied men to fight against his regime. ABORTIONS DO ABOUT THE SAME EXCEPT IT MURDERS ALL BABIES !!

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
5 months ago

This creep needs to be quoting Jesus’ disciples: “We must obey GOD, not men!” Abortion is MURDER, whether it is called “legal” or not. MURDER (the true translation of “kill” in Exodus) is the taking of an INNOCENT life. Noone is more innocent than a baby!

Jane
Jane
5 months ago

This CINO is just another fake like Piglosi, the Liar in Chief, and more. God is your judge, and if YOU condemn yourself to Hell by killing and supporting the killing of God’s little ones, you have made your decision. Just like trannies – you can call yourself anything, but it doesn’t make it true.

Jerry
Jerry
5 months ago

May God have mercy on your souls governor and the so called priest in the article. Satan sure has them right now and your feeding him more.

Felix Ignacio Garcia
Felix Ignacio Garcia
5 months ago

How could you say you’re a good Catholic and agree of the murdering of little defenseless human, innocent children? You’re nothing but an Evil hypocrite
Pharisee with a dark soul. Jesus accused the Pharisee of not practicing what they preach. 

Dale Brown
4 months ago

Correct! Still does! Same yesterday today and forever.

Edward Clipp
Edward Clipp
5 months ago

Not just a Catholic, but, it is impossible to be a Christian at all and support abortion directly or through party or organizations that support it. Being a Christian means to believe in Christ as Lord, and His teachings. Abortion is antithetical to all Christ represents. To claim to be a Christian and support abortion is akin to claiming to be a Vegan while eating a bacon cheeseburger. It is a lie.

Fred
Fred
5 months ago

You will burn in hell. You’re a baby killing election fraud maggot. Satans toilet slime.

Fred
Fred
5 months ago

Ah, NO YOU ARE NOT. BABY MURDERERS CAN NOT BE CHRISTIANS.

GodSaveUs
GodSaveUs
5 months ago

ABORTION IS MURDER! Check your Bible – God has a special punishment for those, God LOVES all the children. Children in the womb ARE THE MOST INNOCENT AMOUNG US. So why kill an innocent person? A convenient quick birth control method.
Women YOU HAVE TOTAL CONTROL OVER YOUR BODY. YOU CHOSE TO HAVE SEX, THE INNOCENT CHILD DID NOT HAVE A SAY. So use the brain God gave you & make better decisions.

Karen Bracken
Karen Bracken
5 months ago

Well he might be able to fool his voters or even himself but he cannot fool God and he will get his just dues someday. If a poor woman can go to a Planned Parent kill clinic for an abortion then she can get there for birth control just as well. His excuses are just that, excuses. No, Governor no matter how you twist it you are NOT a good Catholic.

Stephen Weiss
5 months ago

Phil Murphy has the right to say he supports a woman’s right to have an abortion…..he cannot though, say that is in accordance with his being a “GOOD CATHOLIC”….unfortunately, that’s an either or…..one or the other…….and saying he rationalized it and thought about it, frankly is just an excuse and doesn’t give him cover.
Personally, to me, it’s political cowardice, and fraudulent. It’s fine if he believes he should allow abortions, but he cannot say his Faith condones it. and not be a liar.;

Mac2512
Mac2512
5 months ago

I’m pretty sure that God doesn’t agree with this governor. The Bible states exactly what is a sin and the expected punishments. Mankind doesn’t get to decide what is a sin according to God. Your not a believer if you continue to break God’s commandments without repentance. This again, is in the Bible. We all sin, but must repent and endeavor to not repeat that sin. We must ask forgiveness. I don’t think a Catholic priest will tell you “ don’t worry about sins against God, keep doing what your comfortable with” .

Carol
Carol
4 months ago

How can any so called “doctor” that takes an oath to save lives TAKE the life of tiny babies with a clear conscience. They have got to be the expelled doctors from normal health care. How could anyone anywhere take the life of a tiny baby. I would love to see their excuse.

Dale Brown
4 months ago
Reply to  Carol

LIARS AND CREATORS OF LIES!

Brown
Brown
4 months ago

HOW CAN YOU be a GOD CATHOLIC iIF YOU BELIEVE IN ABORTION? No matter how you look @ ABORTION, IT IS STILL TAKING THE LIFE OF AN UNBORN BABY (HUMAN LIFE) It’s a real, breathing child!! THE HEART BEAT IS VIABLE, it’s BRAIN CELLS & DNA, HAIR COLOR, EYE COLOR HAVE ALREADY BEEN FORMED IN THE FIRST 2-3 WEEKS SO HOW CAN IT NOT BE LIVING BABY!! WHAT IF YOUR MOTHER HAD THOUGHT YOU WERE NOT A REAL LIFE & ABORTED YOU??

Mary Geiger
4 months ago

Dumb fools repeat whatever words are popular at the time to get them out from under the scrutiny of those who don’t believe in murdering unborn babies. Might lose some votes otherwise. This one actually believes murder is constitutional? He and others think killing babies is health care? Neither health care nor murdering babies is in the constitution. How stupid can they be? In fact, the bill of rights says everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That includes an unborn child, a new person in waiting. Reproductive rights? Yep, they have a right to have children or not. But not by deciding to murder a child or not after conception. The decision to have a child must be made before concepttion and in today’s society they know what that means so there is no excuse for murdering unborn children. That would be true planned parenthood. Too many think the idea of snuffing out the lives of babies without having to give it a guilty thought is their right, there is no such right. And because the courts make it legal doesn’t make anyone a faithful anything no matter how loud they toot their own horn.

jesumner
jesumner
4 months ago

You cannot be a good Catholic, or a good Baptist, or any other denomination unless you are a good person. If you support abortion, you cannot be a good person.

Fred
Fred
4 months ago

No, you are not a GOOD anything. Good people, catholic or not, DO NOT KILL 1300 DEFENSELESS, VOICELESS, INNOCENT BABIES or FAVOR EVIL INVADERS OF CITIZENS. OUR GOD NEEDS TO TEACH PHIL A VERY PAINFUL, TERMINAL LESSON. A DISEASE SO PAINFUL AND INCURABLE HE WILL CRY IN PAIN AND BEG FOR FORGIVENESS. NONE SHALL BE GIVEN. JUST A COLD DAMP GRAVE.

John R. Bradford
John R. Bradford
4 months ago

You say you are a “good catholic”! How about acting like one.

Jean
Jean
4 months ago

Hmmm 🤔 l ‘ll bet God will send him to hell where all babies murderers go and every murderer honestly believes they good people as they rot in hell

Dale Brown
4 months ago

Let’s just keep it simple! NO YOU ARE NOT! Nothing more need to be said.

Mary Geiger
4 months ago

So, does he go to confession every day to confess he is okay with unborn babies being murdered? I don’t think even confessing that often will make him a good Catholic.