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Legislative Day Looks To The Future Of Pro-Life New York

What are your plans for Tuesday, March 19? At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), we hope they include us! On March 19, NYCF and our affiliate organization, New Yorkers Family Research Foundation (NYFRF), are scheduled to hold our annual Legislative Day event at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Attendees will hear…

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Insuring a Democratic Majority

On January 23, 2019, the New York State Senate passed legislation that would, if enacted, make New York’s property tax cap permanent. The State of New York enacted a property tax cap in June 2011. The legislation prevents local governments and most school districts outside New York City from raising property tax levies more than…

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Planned Parenthood Poised To See Increased State Funding

Given the intense controversy and opposition that they stirred up with the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), one might assume that the New York State Senate Democratic Conference would lay off of the abortion issue for awhile. Unfortunately, the Senate Democratic Conference has different plans. Bill S.470-Rivera/A.1080-Glick, which would make Planned Parenthood…

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The Real Bullies

In the United States, legislators are entrusted with a great deal of power. They have the authority to make laws that affect the lives of their constituents, and they make decisions about how taxpayer funds are spent. However, this is not the only type of power that legislators possess; in many instances, they also have…

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Late-Term Abortion Not The Only Anti-Life Legislative Action

The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) was not the only bad bill passed by the New York State Legislature on January 22, 2019. The Senate and the Assembly each passed two other bills that threaten human life and religious liberty: The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) and the Boss Bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to…

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Bipartisan Opposition To Abortion Expansion

As Albany Update previously reported, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) became law on January 22, 2019. This radical legislation: Removed abortion-related crimes from the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being assaulted; Allows third-trimester abortions for any reason (removing ambiguity that was present in existing law); Allows abortions to be performed by medical…

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Reproductive Health Act Debate Reveals Confusion

As many New Yorkers are already aware, the abortion expansion bill misleadingly known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) became law on January 22, 2019. The RHA: Removed abortion-related crimes from the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being assaulted; Allows third-trimester abortions for any reason (removing ambiguity that was present in existing…

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New York Tragedy: Late-Term Abortion Enshrined In State Law

On January 22, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) (Bill S.240 – Krueger/A.21 – Glick) passed both houses of the New York State Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Senate voted 38-24 to pass the RHA, and the Assembly vote was 95-49. (Curious how your elected officials voted on the RHA?…

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Reprehensible Reproductive Health Act Becomes Law

Albany, NY – Today, the New York State Legislature voted to pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) (Bill S.240 – Krueger/A.21 – Glick). Governor Andrew Cuomo swiftly signed the legislation into law. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “In his recent Ellis Island address, Gov. Andrew…

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