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NYCF’s December Prayer Needs

As we look ahead to the month of December, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) invites our brothers and sisters in Christ to lift the following prayer requests to the Lord: Please pray that the Lord would work mightily in the hearts of Members of the State Legislature. Pray that those who do not yet…

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Governor Signs ‘Boss Law’; Pro-Life Challenge Begins

On November 8, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Boss Bill (Bill S.660 – Metzger/A.584 – Jaffee) into law as Chapter 457 of the Laws of 2019. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms fought against the passage of the Boss Law for several years because of its callous disregard for religious liberty. The Boss Law: Bars…

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Left Laments Lack Of Late-Term Abortions

The passage of the so-called Reproductive Health Act (RHA) last January was a tragedy, an injustice, and a national disgrace. Thankfully, a recent article at offers some indications that the RHA has not (yet) resulted in a surge in third-trimester abortions.  Controversially, the article asserts that one purpose of the RHA was “to provide a real-world…

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Courts Propose Additional Gender Identities For Jury Duty

By passing the Bathroom Law, otherwise known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (or GENDA), in January 2019, the State of New York gave persons who are confused about their gender identities the legal right to have that confusion accommodated by others. Specifically, the Bathroom Law: Requires New York’s shopping malls, stores, universities, restaurants, and…

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Court Rejects ‘Conscience Rights’ Rule

In May 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a “Conscience Rights in Health Care Rule” permitting medical professionals to opt out of performing medical services that violated their sincerely-held religious or moral beliefs. New York Attorney General, Letitia James joined other left-wing fellow travelers in suing to block the implementation…

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Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Find New Hope

The uncritical acceptance of the LGBT agenda has become so pervasive in government, in the media, and in other spheres of influence that it is now fashionable to trample on religious freedom in the name of so-called LGBT “equality.” On November 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened legal action against a proposed rule from the U.S.…

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To Empower Women, We Must End Prostitution—Not Legalize It

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we continue to be concerned about the proposal to legalize prostitution in the Empire State. Prostitution is dangerous, unhealthy, and inherently exploitative to the person whose body is being rented for sex. Contrary to the contentions of advocates, legalizing so-called “sex work” would not eradicate sex trafficking or make…

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Cuomo’s Donor Disclosure Law Struck Down

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2016 nonprofit donor disclosure law has been struck down in federal court. In typical Albany fashion, the law was passed at 3:00 A.M. on the final day of the 2016 legislative session. According to the Albany Times Union, the law was perceived as an attack on good-government groups that have criticized the Governor. It…

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Assisted Suicide: Dangerous for People With Disabilities

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms strongly opposes physician-assisted suicide for many reasons. Those reasons include the danger of inaccurate prognoses, the absence of mental health safeguards, and—most importantly—the sanctity of human life. Another very important reason to oppose physician-assisted suicide is its potential negative impact upon people with disabilities. Recently, the National Council on Disability…

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2019 Election Results Roundup

On Tuesday, November 5, New Yorkers visited the polls to elect public officials to various local, county, and other offices. Odd-numbered years are considered “off years” in New York because statewide officials, U.S. Senators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and members of the state legislature are typically elected in even-numbered years. However, elections…

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