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Protecting Human Life

The Bible teaches that each person is made in the image of God, and that human life is sacred.

Gosnell Film Succeeds Despite Opposition

By Albany Update | Oct 19, 2018

Many pro-life New Yorkers remember the harrowing 2013 trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania late-term abortionist who was found guilty of murdering three babies that survived abortions at his clinic. Gosnell was also convicted of “involuntary manslaughter, 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating an informed-consent law”; he was given…

Tish James Seeks Additional Abortion Access Fund

By Albany Update | Oct 16, 2018

Late last month, the pro-abortion National Institute for Reproductive Health announced the kickoff of a campaign to create a new taxpayer-funded abortion access fund in the City of New York. Unfortunately, New York City Public Advocate and Democratic Attorney General candidate Letitia “Tish” James supports this campaign. Despite the fact that the State of New…

Planned Parenthood Does Not Like Marc Molinaro

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2018

The November elections are less than a month away, and Planned Parenthood is making its voice heard here in New York. And Planned Parenthood has made one thing quite clear: It doesn’t like Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro. According to the nation’s largest abortion provider, Molinaro is “weak on women’s health.” Why does Planned Parenthood…

President Trump Increases Abstinence Education Funding

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2018

A recently-signed federal funding bill contains a welcome funding increase for sexual risk avoidance education (SRAE), also known as abstinence-based education. According to Ascend (a pro-abstinence organizations), President Donald Trump signed legislation on September 28, 2018 that contains $10 million in additional abstinence-based education funding. The signed bill reportedly increased SRAE funding from $25 million…

Tennessee Sees A Win For Life

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2018

Pro-life allies in Tennessee won an important court victory last week. On October 1, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to consider a legal challenge to Amendment 1. Amendment 1 was a 2014 state ballot measure in Tennessee in which voters removed the “right” to abortion from their state’s constitution. According to Tennessean.com, Amendment…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Abortion Expansion Vow

By Albany Update | Oct 5, 2018

Earlier today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed that if the Democratic Party takes control of the New York State Senate on Election Day, the Senate will pass the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) within the first 30 days of next year’s legislative session. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the…

Americans Growing Desensitized To Suicide

By Albany Update | Oct 2, 2018

A new study has found that during the past 30 years, Americans have grown more accepting of suicide as a morally legitimate option for terminally-ill persons. The Pacific Standard reports that 46.9% of Americans in the 1980’s approved of suicide for the terminally ill, while 61.4% of Americans in the 2010’s approve of it. The…

Democratic Socialism: A Shift Toward Dependency

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

After soundly defeating powerful incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in a Democratic primary in June, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—a self-described democratic socialist—has become something of a national political celebrity. Young, passionate, and unabashedly far-left, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers seek to continue the efforts made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to move the Democratic Party (and,…

Planned Parenthood Hires New Head

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2018

Earlier this year, Cecile Richards stepped down from her role as President of Planned Parenthood, having held that position since 2006. Last week, Planned Parenthood announced that it had hired Richards’s successor. Dr. Leana Wen is scheduled to begin her tenure as the sixth-ever President of Planned Parenthood on November 12, 2018. Dr. Wen currently…

Incremental Steps Help Reduce Abortion Rates

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

A recent piece in the L.A. Times laments the relative lack of abortion providers in some parts of the United States. As a pro-life, Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms sees this state of affairs as cause for rejoicing. According to the authors, “Ninety percent of all U.S. counties lack an abortion clinic… One…

Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Shuts Down Some Adoption and Foster Care Services

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

For nearly 95 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Buffalo has provided adoption and foster care services in western New York. On August 23, 2018, those services were discontinued when Catholic Charities announced that it could not, in good conscience, abide by a state requirement that “contracting agencies [allow] same-sex couples to foster and…

Human Trafficking Bills Signed

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

Albany Update is pleased to report that two important state-level anti-human trafficking bills have been signed into law. On August 15, Bill S.5988-B-Lanza/A.6823-C-Paulin was signed. This law establishes the felony crime of sex trafficking of a child. The new law will help prosecutors and victims by making it unnecessary for minor victims to testify against…

Sen. Rand Paul Stands for Life

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms appreciates elected officials who are unafraid to take a bold stand for life. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is one of those elected officials. On August 23, 2018, Sen. Paul introduced an amendment to the Defense-Education-Labor-Health and Human Services appropriations bill. If passed, the amendment would have defunded Planned Parenthood. Sadly,…

Chelsea Clinton Continues The Pro-Abortion Family Tradition

By Albany Update | Aug 27, 2018

Earlier this month, Chelsea Clinton—the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton—spoke at a “Rise Up for Roe” event. As you might expect, Chelsea delivered remarks that mirror her parents’ unfortunate support for abortion. However, Chelsea drew negative attention to herself by making an economic argument…

New Legislation Targets Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Aug 20, 2018

On June 11, 2018, during the waning weeks of the legislative session, pro-abortion Asm. Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) introduced a new piece of legislation attacking pro-life pregnancy centers that support pregnant women and encourage them to choose life for their babies. Bill A.11150-Glick would require the New York State Department of State Division of Consumer Protection…

Under Cuomo’s Direction, New York State Launches Pro-Abortion Referral Site

By Albany Update | Aug 11, 2018

On August 7, 2018, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of a new state-funded website that provides referrals to abortion clinics. According to the Governor, the website is part of a “public awareness campaign to connect women to comprehensive, confidential and medically accurate reproductive health care services. The campaign will include subway ads and information translated…