Protecting Human Life

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

How Will A Democratic Supermajority Reshape New York?

By Albany Update | Nov 26, 2020

Now that Senate Democrats in New York state have secured two-thirds of the legislative seats in that chamber, what will they do with their supermajority? A Democratic supermajority in both houses of the State Legislature (the State Assembly has been under a Democratic supermajority for decades) will certainly change the political landscape of Albany. Undoubtedly,…

Supreme Court Hears Faith-Based Foster Care Case

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2020

On November 4, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. This case is a challenge to the City of Philadelphia’s decision to bar Catholic Social Services from providing foster care placement services unless it places foster children with same-sex couples. According to WORLD, “Catholic Social…

Social Conservatives Keep Watchful Eye On State Ballot Measures

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2020

On Election Day 2020, voters in states across the nation made key decisions on various ballot measures. In Colorado and Louisiana, voters decided on measures that would have limited—or attempted to limit—the availability of abortion. Colorado voters failed to pass Proposition 115, which would have banned abortions at more than 22 weeks’ gestation. According to…

November Is National Adoption Month

By Albany Update | Nov 6, 2020

“God setteth the solitary in families” (Psalm 68:5a). As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms strongly supports adoption. Adoption gives Christian believers an opportunity to follow the Lord’s commands to love our neighbors (Mark 12:31) and to “defend the poor and fatherless [and] do justice to the afflicted and needy” (Psalm 82:3). From…

NYCF Congratulates Amy Coney Barrett On Supreme Court Confirmation

By Albany Update | Oct 26, 2020

Rochester, NY—Today, the United States Senate voted, 52-48, to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. NYCF Executive Director Jason J. McGuire made the following comments: “Conservatives across the nation have cause for celebration tonight. Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial record, scholarly writings, reputation, and performance…

Legislators Face Voters For First Time Since Abortion Expansion Act

By Albany Update | Oct 26, 2020

On January 22, 2019, the late-term abortion expansion law known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) was signed into law. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and other pro-life allies had spent the previous 12 years battling this evil legislation. The RHA: Removed abortion-related crimes from the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being…

State Reports Regarding Deaths Of Over 700 Children Withheld

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2020

On October 13, 2020, the Albany Times Union reported that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) has declined to release reports on the deaths of 725 children over the past 10 years. According to the Times Union, when a child who is under the supervision of the Child Protective Services…

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter Take On Religious Faith

By Albany Update | Oct 17, 2020

On October 12, 2020, during the initial day of hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) made inflammatory comments on Twitter regarding religious faith. First, the lawmaker tweeted the following: “Sick and tired of Republicans who co-opt faith as an excuse…

New Hope Wins Religious Liberty Battle, Continues to Fight The War

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2020

On October 5, 2020, a federal court ruled that an evangelical adoption agency based in Syracuse, New York may remain open while its lawsuit against the State of the New York proceeds. In New Hope Family Services v. Poole, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York (D’Agostino, J.) held that New…

Election 2020: Sen. Jen Metzger v. Mike Martucci (SD-42)

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2020

This week, Albany Update will profile the race in State Senate District 42, a Hudson Valley district that includes all of Sullivan County and portions of Orange, Ulster, and Delaware Counties. The district is currently represented by Sen. Jen Metzger (D-Rosendale). In her re-election bid, Sen. Metzger faces off against Republican Mike Martucci. Sen. Metzger…

In Debate, Vice Presidential Candidates See New Scrutiny

By Albany Update | Oct 10, 2020

On October 7, 2020, the two major party nominees for Vice President of the United States—Vice President Mike Pence (R-IN) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)—squared off in their one and only televised debate. Conventional wisdom holds that running mates usually have a negligible impact upon presidential election results. However, some pundits have speculated that because…

Election 2020: Newcomer Liz Joy v. Incumbent Paul Tonko (NY-20)

By Albany Update | Oct 7, 2020

This week, Albany Update profiles the congressional race in New York’s 20th Congressional District. The district includes all of Albany and Schenectady Counties, eastern Montgomery County, western Rensselaer County, and southern Saratoga County. In this contest, incumbent Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) faces Liz Joy (R-Schenectady). Rep. Tonko—running on the Democratic, Independence, and Working Families Party…

President Trump Signs Born-Alive Order

By Albany Update | Oct 7, 2020

On September 25, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children. While federal law already offers some protection for born-alive infants, the President’s order contains additional directions for the Secretary of Health and Human Services in regard to this important issue. The order directs the Secretary to ensure…

NYFRF Releases Nonpartisan Voter Guide

By Albany Update | Oct 6, 2020

On Tuesday, November 3, voters across the nation will cast their ballots for President of the United States. Here in New York, voters will also cast ballots for U.S. House of Representatives, New York State Senate, New York State Assembly, and various local offices. New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation, NYCF’s educational arm, is committed to…

A Review Of The Republican National Convention

By Albany Update | Sep 1, 2020

The 2020 Republican National Convention took place from Monday, August 24 to Thursday, August 27, 2020. The theme of this year’s convention was “Honoring the Great American Story,” and each day of the convention highlighted a different aspect of that theme (the Land of Promise, the Land of Opportunity, the Land of Heroes, and the…

Justice Department Requests New York Nursing Home Information

By Albany Update | Sep 1, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it had requested COVID-19 information from the governors of four states—Michigan, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania—in which nursing homes had been ordered to admit patients who tested positive for the coronavirus. The Civil Rights Division stated that it…