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Regional Briefings Return

By Albany Update | Sep 16, 2019

Whether we are ready for it or not, autumn officially begins on September 23, 2019. Friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF), know that the fall is a season when NYFRF holds regional special events to connect with our supporters, inform voters about key…

Buffalo Clergy Unite Against Abortion

By Albany Update | Sep 16, 2019

On September 10, 2019, an estimated 100 clergy and other Christian leaders attended a pro-life forum at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Buffalo, New York. Under the leadership of Rev. William Gillison, this event brought together pastors from various denominations and of diverse ethnicities to stand for the rights and dignity of the unborn. The…

When The State Incentivizes Suicide

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2019

One of the many serious concerns about the potential legalization of physician-assisted suicide is that by covering lethal drugs but refusing to cover expensive treatments, insurance companies could indirectly steer terminally-ill patients toward suicide. Sadly, that is exactly what happened to a 41-year-old Canadian named Sean Tagert. According to the Christian Post, Tagert—who took his…

Heavy Hand Of Gillibrand Enforces Pro-Abortion Litmus Test

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2019

In June of this year, during her short-lived presidential campaign, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) made headlines by openly calling for a pro-abortion litmus test to be used in appointing federal judges. According to Sen. Gillibrand: “‘There’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side…

Biaggi Checkoff Would Benefit Big Abortion

By Albany Update | Sep 3, 2019

Radical leftist Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has been hard at work this summer on the issues that matter most to her. On July 15, 2019, Sen. Biaggi introduced Bill S.6632-Biaggi, which would create a state abortion access fund and allow New Yorkers to make optional gifts to that fund on their tax returns. Under the Senator’s…

NYCF’s September Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Aug 26, 2019

During the month of September, 2019, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms covets the prayers of our friends and supporters in the following areas: That the fall events held by our affiliate organization, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, will be well-attended and edifying; That the Lord will continue to bless our efforts to renovate our ministry…

Planned Parenthood Chooses Abortion Over Family Planning Funding

By Albany Update | Aug 26, 2019

The Protect Life Rule recently implemented by the Trump administration left Planned Parenthood with options. One option was to comply with the Protect Life Rule. Compliance would mean that Planned Parenthood’s Title X family planning programs, which provide “access to contraceptive services, supplies and information,” would have to stop referring patients for abortions and would…

Movement On Maternal Mortality

By Albany Update | Aug 19, 2019

On August 1, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that created a maternal mortality review board. According to the Albany Times Union, Bill S.1819-Rivera/A.3276-Joyner implements a recommendation made by a task force that studied maternal deaths in New York. The maternal mortality review board will be responsible for studying each death that occurs during childbirth…

Protect Life Rule Goes Into Effect; Two Brooklyn Abortion Clinics May Close

By Albany Update | Aug 19, 2019

In May of this year, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms reported that the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule had been blocked by a federal court in the State of Washington. Thankfully, a higher court saw the matter differently. In June, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the temporary injunction that…

Leftists Plan Leap Year Lurch

By Albany Update | Aug 19, 2019

Between the Abortion Act, the Bathroom Bill, and the raft of other radical bills that passed in Albany this year, you might think that the political left would be satisfied with its efforts and ease up a bit next year. You would be wrong. Instead, progressives are looking to lurch our state even further left…

New Gun Law Limits Security Possibilities For Private Schools

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

A new gun control law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month limits the freedom of schools—including Christian schools—in the area of safety and security. Prior to the passage of this new law, carrying a firearm on school grounds was illegal for most New Yorkers. However, there were exceptions. One such exception allowed schools to…

National Teacher Union Champions Abortion

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

Last month, the nation’s largest teacher’s union came out with a no-holds-barred endorsement of abortion. According to an op-ed in USA Today, delegates to the National Education Association’s annual conference voted to declare that the NEA “‘vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe…

Troubling Visitation Measure Awaits Governor’s Action

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

Last week, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to express concern about a bill that may soon reach his desk. Bill S.4203-A-Savino/A.2199-A-Joyner was passed by each house of the Legislature in June of this year. This bill would give courts the authority to grant biological parents continued contact with their children…

Attorney General James Pushes Pot And Paid Surrogacy Proposals

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

Recently, the State of Politics blog reported on an interview with New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James. According to the blog, Attorney General James “counts her first year in office as a success, racking up legislative victories for bills her office sought that limit the president’s pardon power, tighten regulations for data breaches and…

Planned Parenthood Gives CEO The Heave-Ho

By Albany Update | Jul 23, 2019

Job 5:12: “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.” On July 16, 2019, Planned Parenthood fired its chief executive officer, Dr. Leana Wen. Dr. Wen had come on board as Planned Parenthood’s CEO last November following the departure of longtime leader Cecile Richards. She will be replaced…

NYCF’s July 2019 Prayer And Praise Report

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2019

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms asks our brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the following thanksgivings and petitions in their prayers during the month of July. We praise and thank the Lord for preventing the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, paid surrogacy, and recreational marijuana in New York in 2019; We ask the Lord to…