On July 21, 2020, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York announced that it would remove the name of Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, from its Manhattan abortion facility due to her “‘harmful connections to the eugenics movement.’” According to the New York Daily News, Karen Seltzer, the organization’s chair, asserted that the “‘removal of Margaret…

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On July 10, 2020, the State of New York’s Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) released new guidance for group homes for the disabled. According to CBS 6 News, home visits and community outings had been banned since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidelines, which went into effect on July…

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Following the June 23, 2020 primary elections, Albany Update reported that left-wing New York voters were energized and that 2020 was shaping up to be a difficult year for incumbents. As more absentee ballots are counted and more election results are finalized, our initial analysis has been confirmed again and again. The progressive/anti-incumbent trend was…

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For the first time in almost a year, the voters of New York’s 27th congressional district have a representative in Congress. On July 21, 2020, Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-Buffalo) was sworn in as the new member of the U.S. House of Representatives for NY-27. Rep. Jacobs defeated Democrat Nate McMurray in a June 23, 2020…

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This legislation would bar judges in child custody cases from taking the sexual orientation or gender identity of parents into account when determining the best interests of a child. Furthermore, the bill would prevent judges from ordering parents in child custody cases not to undergo “gender reassignment” surgeries. This bill is objectionable. The bill’s sponsors…

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The above-referenced bills would allow county jails to house inmates who identify as “transgender” in opposite-sex jail facilities if doing so would promote the safety of those inmates. The bills contain similar provisions regarding intersex inmates (inmates who possess both male and female biological characteristics). New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms takes no position on the…

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New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, New York’s evangelical Christian advocacy organization, invites our sisters and brothers in Christ to lift the following requests in prayer during the month of August: That the Lord would give a special measure of wisdom and insight to leaders in all spheres of our society—including President Donald Trump, Vice President…

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On July 14, 2020, opinion editor and writer Bari Weiss resigned her position at The New York Times. Weiss’s scathing resignation letter asserted that she was mistreated by coworkers due to her moderate political leanings and her commitment to ideological diversity. Worse yet, Weiss claimed that an enforced left-wing ideological orthodoxy contaminated the Times’s opinion…

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A recent blog post on AlbanyUpdate.com indicated that the State of New York was in the process of making decisions on fall school re-opening. Last week, there was more news. On July 13, 2020, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) made a presentation to the Board of Regents entitled “Recovering, Rebuilding, and Renewing: the…

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On July 10, 2020, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that nursing home residents would once again be allowed to receive visits. According to WRGZ.com, New York nursing homes had been forbidden from allowing visitors since the commencement of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new DOH rules, nursing homes that have been…

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