Protecting Human Life

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

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…

U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Rules in Favor of Catholic Adoption Agency

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2021

Rochester, NY—Earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Fulton v. Philadelphia. The Court ruled unanimously against the City of Philadelphia, which had refused to refer foster children to Catholic Social Services due to the agency’s unwillingness to place children in same-sex households. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New…

The 2021 State Legislative Session Is A Wrap

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2021

At 4:42 AM on Friday, June 11, the New York State Assembly adjourned. This adjournment marked the end of the 2021 regular legislative session. The State Senate had already adjourned late the night before. Given the plethora of ill-advised bills being considered by progressive majorities in the State Senate and the State Assembly, the session…

Blumenthal Re-introduces “Abortion-On-Demand” Act

By Albany Update | Jun 15, 2021

On June 9, 2021, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) re-introduced the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. Like New York’s Reproductive Health Act and many other pro-abortion proposals, the name of this bill is designed to camouflage its true nature. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is not intended to protect the health…

State Legislative Session Enters Home Stretch

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2021

At the time of this writing, there are only four scheduled days left in the state legislative session that is scheduled to conclude on June 10, 2021. That makes this final week of the regular session make it or break it for the many of the issues that New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has been…

Pro-life Leaders Urge Congress To Protect Hyde And Similar Pro-life Riders

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2021

62 pro-life leaders from national and state organizations, including New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, recently sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to fight for the Hyde Amendment and other similar longstanding pro-life riders to be included in the federal budget. The signees correctly anticipated that the riders, which must be added during the appropriations process each…

$2 Million Ad Campaign Launched In Response to Landmark Abortion Case

By Albany Update | Jun 6, 2021

The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) recently announced the launch of an initial two-million-dollar television ad campaign asserting the humanity of unborn children. The ad buy is a response to news that the U.S. Supreme Court will review a Mississippi law limiting abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The 2018 legislation passed by overwhelming majorities in the…

Legislation Would Deny Dementia Patients Food And Water

By Albany Update | May 30, 2021

A bill being advanced in the New York State Assembly would change New York’s Health Care Proxy Law to allow health care agents to withhold food and water from patients in certain circumstances. The Health Care Proxy Law gives New Yorkers the option of signing a document called a health care proxy. By signing this…

Supreme Court Could Reconsider Previous Abortion-Related Decisions

By Albany Update | May 23, 2021

On May 17, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would hear an appeal in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case is an answer to prayer, as it offers the Court a chance to reconsider past abortion-related decisions that are both legally and morally indefensible. The…

Biden Administration Resumes Research Utilizing Aborted Babies

By Albany Update | May 14, 2021

Many pro-life Americans are aware of the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of trafficking in fetal organs and tissues. A disturbing recent report confirms that the federal government has done the same. According to The Federalist, a recent report from Judicial Watch confirmed that the United States government has purchased the organs and tissues…

College Contraception Bill Clears Senate Committee

By Albany Update | May 10, 2021

A bill moving in the New York State Senate would promote the use of so-called “emergency contraception” in New York’s public colleges and universities. Bill S.5633-Parker, the Public University Emergency Contraception Education Act (PUECEA), would require New York’s public colleges and universities to display posters and disseminate “informational materials” regarding “emergency contraception.” This bill is…

Liv Act Extends Protections To Pregnant Women And Their Unborn Babies

By Albany Update | May 10, 2021

New York’s 2019 abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) made national news due to its callous disregard for the health of women and the lives of the unborn. One of the many egregious provisions of the RHA was its removal of all abortion-related crimes from the criminal code.  The Liv Act…