Protecting Human Life

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

President Trump’s Pro-Life Commitment Called Into Question

By Albany Update | Sep 24, 2023

On September 17, 2023, former President Donald Trump was interviewed by Kristen Welker on “Meet the Press.” During the interview, Welker questioned President Trump about his position on abortion. While President Trump sometimes refers to himself as “the most pro-life president in American history,” his remarks during this interview raised major concerns about the depth…

Research Offers Insight Into Next Steps In Pro-Life Politics

By Albany Update | Sep 17, 2023

Earlier this month, U.S. Senate Republicans received a closed-door briefing on the abortion issue. The information provided during that briefing yields insights that are valuable to the pro-life movement. According to The Wall Street Journal, the senators were briefed on the results of research performed by One Nation, a nonprofit connected to Senate Minority Leader…

Pro-Life Senator Tommy Tuberville Stands Tall

By Albany Update | Sep 8, 2023

The Biden administration’s ongoing effort to maximize abortion availability across the nation reached new depths earlier this year when the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) decided to offer military servicewomen paid travel expenses and paid vacation if they travel to undergo abortions. In response to this vile (and arguably illegal) initiative, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)…

Fifth Circuit Decision May Curtail Chemical Abortions

By Albany Update | Aug 25, 2023

On August 16, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in a case arising out of the approval of an abortion pill by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. The decision, while imperfect, is favorable from a pro-life perspective. However, the decision will not take effect…

New York Republicans Undermine Federal Pro-Life Effort

By Albany Update | Aug 2, 2023

As the U.S. House of Representatives seeks to pass government spending legislation prior to a September 30 deadline, a dispute has broken out about a provision banning abortion pills. Unfortunately, several New York Republicans are on the wrong side of the issue. According to Axios, a federal bill to fund the Department of Agriculture contains…

Hochul Active In Multi-State Abortion Coalition

By Albany Update | Aug 2, 2023

Have you ever wondered what the governor of New York does during the summer months? Between considering bills that were passed by the Legislature, dealing with weather-related emergencies in the Hudson Valley, and managing the influx of tens of thousands of undocumented migrants seeking asylum in New York, the governor of New York should have…

GOP Rejects Abortion And Transgender Policies In Defense Act

By Albany Update | Jul 15, 2023

On July 13, 2023, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives took two key votes to beat back the Biden administration’s pro-abortion, pro-transgender policies affecting the United States Armed Forces. The House of Representatives is in the process of crafting this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Passed annually, the NDAA authorizes funding for the Armed…

Democrats Position 2024 Amendment To Promote Party’s Interest

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2023

Unfortunately, the so-called Equality Amendment to the New York State Constitution is scheduled to appear on the general election ballot in 2024. If passed, the Equality Amendment (Bill S.108-A-Krueger/A.1283-Seawright) would create a constitutional ban on discrimination based on “ethnicity, national origin, age, [and] disability,” as well as “sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,…

America Sees Shift Toward Social Conservatism

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2023

According to one recent poll, Americans’ perspectives on social issues like abortion, sexuality, and gender identity have shifted in a conservative direction in recent years. A second poll suggests that many Americans may be growing weary of pro-LGBT messaging by companies during the so-called “Pride Month” of June. A Gallup poll released in June shows…

Lankford: Keep Making The Persuasive Case For Life

By Albany Update | Jul 6, 2023

On June 24, 2023, pro-life Americans celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. In Dobbs, the Court finally overturned its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in every state. As the nationwide effort to end abortion continues, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK)—an ordained Southern Baptist…

Hochul Signs Tele-Abortionist Protection Act Into Law

By Albany Update | Jun 26, 2023

In yet another attack on the sanctity of unborn human life, the New York State Legislature has passed and Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) has signed into law the Tele-Abortionist Protection Act (Bill S.1066-B-Mayer/A.1709-B-Reyes). The purpose of the Tele-Abortionist Protection Act is to allow New York abortion providers to evade the consequences of violating the abortion…

NYGOP Raises Its Parental Rights Voice In Transgender Guidance Debate

By Albany Update | Jun 26, 2023

Last week, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) commented on the insidious “guidance” document recently released by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) regarding gender identity. In our commentary, we asserted that “the government and the educational establishment in the state of New York have fully embraced left-wing gender ideology and have taken drastic…

Pro-life demonstrators in Washington celebrate outside the Supreme Court June 24, 2022, as the court overruled the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision in its ruling in the Dobbs case on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. (CNS photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)

Pro-Life Community Celebrates Anniversary of the End of Roe

By Albany Update | Jun 24, 2023

ALBANY, NY—Today marks the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In Dobbs, the Court overruled the disastrous 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that imposed an abortion-on-demand regime upon the United States for nearly 50 years and resulted in tens of millions of abortion deaths. In so…

Canadian Survey Reveals Deep Disrespect For Poor, Mentally Ill

By Albany Update | Jun 19, 2023

A recent survey from America’s neighbor to the north demonstrates how quickly a nation can grow comfortable with disrespect for human lives—especially the lives of impoverished individuals and persons with mental illnesses. Canada legalized assisted suicide for adults with serious medical conditions in 2016. A survey released by Research Co. in May 2023 shows that…

Allied Efforts Again Defeat Assisted Suicide Legislation

By Albany Update | Jun 13, 2023

Hallelujah! The 2023 regular legislative session is over, and the assisted suicide bill (Bill S.2445-A-Hoylman-Sigal/A.995-A-Paulin) has once again failed to receive a vote in either house of the New York State Legislature. However, this important victory did not occur without some eleventh-hour intrigue in Albany. During the final days of the session, advocates of assisted…

Hospice And Palliative Care Bill Clears State Legislature

By Albany Update | Jun 13, 2023

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is pleased to report that the Office of Hospice and Palliative Care Bill (Bill S.4858-Hinchey/A.5587-Wallace) has once again passed both houses of the New York State Legislature. This bill would establish an Office of Hospice and Palliative Care Access and Quality within the New York State Department of Health. Hospice…