Protecting Human Life

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

Pelosi Promises House Vote On Abortion Bill

By Albany Update | Sep 12, 2021

The Texas heartbeat law that went into effect on September 1, 2021 has saved many precious lives and has sent shock waves through the abortion industry. By barring abortions from being performed when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, the Texas heartbeat law effectively bans abortion following the sixth week of pregnancy; at that stage…

Suggested September Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our friends and supporters to lift the following prayers to the Lord during the month of September: That students, faculty, staff and administrators returning to classrooms across the state would be protected from the spread of COVID-19 or any variants thereof; That as America marks twenty years since 9/11/2001…

Texas Heartbeat Act Takes Effect

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2021

The struggle to protect human life in the United States took a dramatic turn on September 1, 2021, when a Texas law known as the Texas Heartbeat Act went into effect. The Texas Heartbeat Act (SB 8) bans abortion after fetal cardiac activity becomes detectable; this typically occurs at six weeks’ gestation. The law was…

NYCLU Demands Pro-Life Hospitals Perform Abortions

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

For the past several decades, abortion advocates have centered their rhetoric on the concept of choice. “My body, my choice” has been a rallying cry for women who wish to keep abortion legal and available. This rhetoric has always been dishonest and misleading; not all women who obtain abortions feel like they have any other…

Kathy Hochul, Another Pro-Abortion Politician

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

As scandal tanks the political career of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the media is paying greater attention to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul. Lt. Gov. Hochul is poised to assume the role of governor of New York when Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation takes effect on August 24, 2021. The first thing that Christian New Yorkers should know…

Pelosi Kills Pro-Life Protections, But Will Hyde Survive The Senate?

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

On July 29, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a margin of 219-208 to pass spending legislation that does not include the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment is an annual budget amendment that bars federal funds from being used for elective abortions. No House Democrats voted against the legislation. Similar restrictions on foreign…

Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Obsession

By Albany Update | Aug 7, 2021

A recent memoir by a former president of Planned Parenthood gives readers a glimpse into the pro-abortion zealotry of the nation’s largest abortion provider. In July 2021, Dr. Leana Wen published a memoir entitled Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health. Dr. Wen served as CEO of Planned Parenthood for eight months…

Pro-Life Flag Seeks To Symbolize Sanctity Of Human Life Movement

By Albany Update | Jul 30, 2021

Have you ever wondered why the pro-life movement doesn’t have its own flag? If Will McFadden has his way, that could change. McFadden recently created a website, ProLifeFlag.com, and worked with various pro-life groups and flag designers to hold a contest to recommend a design for such a flag. Following two online votes, a winner…

Abortion Case Briefs Seek To Overturn Roe

By Albany Update | Jul 30, 2021

On July 22, 2021, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch filed a 60-page brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization calling upon the Supreme Court of the United States to overrule Roe v. Wade. According to TheHill.com, Attorney General Fitch “explicitly set the dispute over Mississippi’s [abortion] law on a collision course…

What Do Democratic Socialists Want?

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) defeated then-Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic congressional primary in 2018, her victory sent shock waves through the political landscape. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s ability to topple a powerful and experienced member of Congress made members of both parties sit up and take notice, and her newfound status as a political celebrity…

Democratic Socialists Decry Status Quo; Different Path Proposed

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2021

At a recent virtual meeting, several relatively new members of the New York State Legislature expressed their displeasure with the status quo in Albany. According to the New York Post, these lawmakers took issue with “phony legislators” who pretend to support certain bills just to make themselves popular; they also criticized the secrecy that characterizes…

NYCF Asks Prayer For August Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) invites our brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the following prayer requests during the month of August: We pray against any further outbreaks of COVID-19; We pray against efforts to force American taxpayers to subsidize elective abortions; We pray that the abortion, gay, and “transgender” movements would be…

Democrats Strip Pro-Life Protections From Federal Fiscal Plan

By Albany Update | Jul 17, 2021

Pro-abortion members of the U.S. House of Representatives have taken a first step toward their cherished goal of using Americans’ tax dollars to pay for elective abortions. On July 12, 2021, the House Appropriations Labor and Health and Human Services Subcommittee approved a spending bill that will fund the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

Analyzing Fulton And Considering A Future Abortion Decision

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2021

The recent Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, 593 U.S. ___ (2021), was a win for religious freedom. However, given the Court’s current composition of six Republican appointees and three Democratic appointees, the Fulton decision fell short of expectations. In Fulton, the Court ruled unanimously that the city of Philadelphia had violated…

Bar Association Dings Cuomo On COVID Nursing Home Directive

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2021

A recent report from the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) concludes that the Cuomo administration’s directive that was used to pressure nursing homes to accept COVID-19-positive patients added to the death totals amongst nursing home residents. The report criticized the Governor for the length of time it took him to rescind the order.  The…

Parents Push Planned Parenthood Out Of Public School

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2021

In a win for parental rights and the sanctity of life, the Clarence Central School District (CCSD) recently responded to parental pressure by rescinding an invitation to Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York to speak to a high school health class. According to The Buffalo News, the CCSD—located in the Buffalo suburb of…