Protecting Human Life

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

Abortion Industry Prepares For A Post-Roe New York

By Albany Update | May 21, 2022

In anticipation of an upcoming Supreme Court decision that could fully or partially overturn Roe v. Wade, the abortion industry in New York is gearing up for an increased level of activity. Specifically, abortion clinics anticipate that such a decision could result in a significant increase in the number of women coming from pro-life states…

Effort Afoot To Expand Abortion At Taxpayer Expense

By Albany Update | May 21, 2022

The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program Act (Bill S.9078-Cleare/A.10148-A-Rules (Gonzalez-Rojas)) (RFEPA) is one of many abortion-related bills released in recent weeks following the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade (1973). Although abortion was legal in New York before Roe, and although abortion availability was expanded in New York when then-Gov.…

Hochul Campaign Goes Heavy On Abortion

By Albany Update | May 21, 2022

Ever since Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was published by Politico on May 2, 2022, there has been a flurry of legislative activity amongst pro-abortion New York politicians. In a sickening display of devotion to the abortion industry, the abortion-friendly pols have introduced bill after bill that would…

Pro-Abortion Forces Target Pro-Life Advocacy

By Albany Update | May 14, 2022

Following the recent leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the evil and indefensible 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, some abortion supporters have responded with violence and harassment directed at pro-life organizations and individuals. Early in the morning of May 8, 2022, the office of Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), the Badger…

The Democrat Vision For A Post-Roe New York

By Albany Update | May 4, 2022

The recently-leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has been confirmed as authentic by Chief Justice John Roberts. While the draft is only preliminary, and while the justices could still change their minds about the case, the draft does indicate that a majority of the Court supports overturning…

Dobbs Draft Points To Possible Pro-Life Decision

By Albany Update | May 3, 2022

A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization indicates that as of February 2022, a majority of the Court supported overturning the Court’s disastrous 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. If the report is accurate, and if no justices get cold feet about overturning Roe, the Court will…

Equality Amendment Would Enshrine Progressive Agenda In State Constitution

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

On May 10, 2022, left-wing activists intend to rally in Albany in support of a proposed constitutional amendment known as the Equality Amendment. The event website asserts that “none of us [is] equal until we are all equal – in our lives, in our institutions, and under the law,” and urges readers to “join the…

Suicide—Assisted or Otherwise—Is Not A Solution

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

As New York lawmakers return to Albany to kick off the home stretch of the 2022 legislative session, the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide (NYAAAS), an alliance of which New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is a charter member,  notes that physician-assisted suicide legislation (Bill S.6471-Savino/A.4321-Paulin) has not advanced in either house of the New…

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Pro-Abortion Politicians Prepare For Post-Roe America

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

Under the 2019 abortion expansion law known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), the state of New York effectively allows abortions to performed for any reason at any stage of pregnancy; it also creates the potential for abortions to be performed by medical personnel other than physicians. In recent weeks, staunchly pro-abortion New York lawmakers…

Pro-Life Pushback Seen In Assembly Floor Debate

By Albany Update | Apr 21, 2022

Over the past month, pro-life New Yorkers have experienced two setbacks. First, the New York State Assembly passed the Pregnancy Center Report Bill (Bill S.470-Hoylman/A.5499-Glick) on April 4, 2022; the bill awaits action in the State Senate. Second, the 2022-2023 state budget includes an abortion insurance mandate. While these setbacks are very real, pro-life New…

Assembly Passes Bill Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Apr 11, 2022

On April 4, 2022, the New York State Assembly passed the Pregnancy Center Report Bill by a vote of 101 to 45. The Pregnancy Center Report Bill (Bill S.470-Hoylman/A.5499-Glick) would authorize the New York State Department of Health to study and report on “the unmet health and resource needs facing pregnant women in New York”…

Abortion Access Fund Would Finance Abortion Tourism

By Albany Update | Apr 5, 2022

Last fall, following the passage of the pro-life Texas Heartbeat Law, some New York politicians began inviting women from pro-life states to travel to New York to obtain abortions. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an agenda to “‘affirm abortion rights and cement New York’s status as a place to welcome women seeking abortion care.’” The Governor…

Oregon Agrees To Remove Assisted Suicide Safeguard

By Albany Update | Apr 5, 2022

The state of Oregon has agreed to stop enforcing the in-state residency requirement set forth in its physician-assisted suicide law. In 1997, Oregon became the first U.S. state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Oregon’s assisted suicide law requires that persons receiving lethal drugs be Oregon residents. Compassion and Choices, a pro-assisted-suicide group, filed a federal lawsuit…

Abortion Insurance Mandate May Be Moving

By Albany Update | Mar 27, 2022

Earlier this month, Albany Update reported on a budget bill that would require most health insurance policies to cover abortion. In recent days, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has learned that pro-abortion legislators intend to push for a similar bill outside of the state budget process. Bill S.7002-Brouk/A.7573-Gonzalez-Rojas would require New York health insurance policies…

Comptroller Report Confirms Cuomo Concealed Nursing Home Deaths

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

An audit by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has concluded that the Cuomo administration concealed the true number of COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents. According to The New York Times, Comptroller DiNapoli concluded that the Cuomo administration “failed to publicly account for the deaths of about 4,100 nursing home residents during the pandemic.”…

State Budget Proposal Compels Abortion Coverage

By Albany Update | Mar 12, 2022

As a pro-life, Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms promotes public policies that protect human life. For our 2022 Digital Day of Action, our pro-life policy focus involves opposition to a budget bill that would require health insurance policies to cover abortion. Sadly, the State of New York already requires employers to include abortion…