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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.

Governor Signs ‘Boss Law’; Pro-Life Challenge Begins

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2019

On November 8, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Boss Bill (Bill S.660 – Metzger/A.584 – Jaffee) into law as Chapter 457 of the Laws of 2019. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms fought against the passage of the Boss Law for several years because of its callous disregard for religious liberty. The Boss Law: Bars…

Left Laments Lack Of Late-Term Abortions

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2019

The passage of the so-called Reproductive Health Act (RHA) last January was a tragedy, an injustice, and a national disgrace. Thankfully, a recent article at Gothamist.com offers some indications that the RHA has not (yet) resulted in a surge in third-trimester abortions.  Controversially, the article asserts that one purpose of the RHA was “to provide a real-world…

Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Find New Hope

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

The uncritical acceptance of the LGBT agenda has become so pervasive in government, in the media, and in other spheres of influence that it is now fashionable to trample on religious freedom in the name of so-called LGBT “equality.” On November 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened legal action against a proposed rule from the U.S.…

To Empower Women, We Must End Prostitution—Not Legalize It

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we continue to be concerned about the proposal to legalize prostitution in the Empire State. Prostitution is dangerous, unhealthy, and inherently exploitative to the person whose body is being rented for sex. Contrary to the contentions of advocates, legalizing so-called “sex work” would not eradicate sex trafficking or make…

Assisted Suicide: Dangerous for People With Disabilities

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms strongly opposes physician-assisted suicide for many reasons. Those reasons include the danger of inaccurate prognoses, the absence of mental health safeguards, and—most importantly—the sanctity of human life. Another very important reason to oppose physician-assisted suicide is its potential negative impact upon people with disabilities. Recently, the National Council on Disability…

Pro-Life Alabama Law Suffers Setback

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2019

The State of Alabama was dealt a setback last week when a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction preventing pro-life legislation from taking effect. Pro-life New Yorkers may recall that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Human Life Protection Act into law in May 2019. The law has been described as the most protective pro-life…

Stillborn Bill Recognizes Loss of Unborn Life

By Albany Update | Oct 20, 2019

A new bill has been introduced that would provide financial relief to parents of stillborn children in New York. Bill S.3709-Mayer/A.7468-Buchwald would provide the parents of a stillborn child with a one-time tax credit of $2,000. The amount of this credit is the same as the amount of the child tax credit provided to parents…

Attorney General Barr Speaks On ‘Spiritual Void’ in America

By Albany Update | Oct 20, 2019

On October 11, 2019, U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at Notre Dame Law School. In his speech, Attorney General Barr discussed the Justice Department’s efforts to promote religious liberty. Refreshingly, the Attorney General did not just speak about the law; rather, his remarks addressed some of the core issues that plague the United States…

Bill Offers Better Protection For Bees Than Babies

By Albany Update | Oct 12, 2019

Matthew 6:26: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” On October 4, 2019, State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx) introduced legislation to preserve bee colonies. Bill S.6763-Biaggi would require exterminators to contact…

Abandoned Embryos Demonstrate Need For Scientific Restraint

By Albany Update | Oct 12, 2019

America’s embrace of in vitro fertilization has had a tragic and unintended consequence: Abandoned frozen embryos. An “abandoned embryo” can be defined as an embryo “for which a clinic’s patient has not paid storage fees and fails to respond to letters and calls from the clinic.” According to BioEdge.com, “no one knows” how many frozen…

French Protest Liberalizing Reproductive Laws

By Albany Update | Oct 12, 2019

On October 6, 2019, thousands of French citizens took to the streets of Paris to peacefully protest against a bill that would cover the cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and similar procedures for single women and women identifying as lesbians. According to the New York Post, the protesters carried signs that read “‘Where is…

Supreme Court To Consider Abortion Cases

By Albany Update | Oct 8, 2019

As the Supreme Court of the United States enters its fall term, it is expected to consider multiple cases that relate to abortion policy. The Court’s decision on whether to hear those cases will provide clues as to how (or if) its approach to abortion issues will change following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy…

Faith-Based Adoption Agency Scores Religious Freedom Win

By Albany Update | Oct 8, 2019

A recent court decision in Michigan is a victory for faith-based adoption agencies and for religious freedom. On September 26, 2019, U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker issued a preliminary injunction barring the State of Michigan from cancelling a contract that allows St. Vincent Catholic Charities to offer adoption and foster care services. This means that…

Democratic Leaders May Frontload Legislative Session

By Albany Update | Oct 1, 2019

The New York State Legislature is considering a change to its legislative calendar that could have a major impact on public policy. In recent years, the state legislative session has typically run from January until mid-to-late-June. Following the passage of the annual budget at the end of March, the legislators take a break during part…

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…

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