Protecting Human Life

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

SCOTUS Hears Case That Could Overturn Roe

By Albany Update | Dec 6, 2021

On December 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the historic case that may lead to substantial changes in the Court’s treatment of abortion laws. In Dobbs, a Mississippi abortion clinic has challenged a 2018 state law that bans abortions after 15 weeks’…

Attorney General James Drops Case Against Pro-Life Protesters

By Albany Update | Dec 6, 2021

On November 16, 2021, New York Attorney General Letitia James withdrew a federal lawsuit (New York ex rel. James v. Griepp) against pro-life protesters. In June 2017, then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued 13 Christians who protested outside a Queens abortion clinic called the Choices Women’s Medical Center. The lawsuit alleged that the protesters had obstructed…

Life After Roe

By Albany Update | Nov 24, 2021

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States of America is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is the case the pro-life community has been waiting for. When the Court overturns the 1973 Roe v. Wade Decision, legal jurisdiction regarding abortion will revert to whatever…

Pro-Life Community Urged To Pray For Dobbs Decision

By Albany Update | Nov 22, 2021

Matthew 19:26b: “With God all things are possible.” The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, 2021. In Dobbs, the Court will determine whether a 2018 Mississippi law that protects unborn babies from abortion after 15 weeks’ gestation passes constitutional…

SCOTUS Vacates New York Abortion Case

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2021

On November 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States made a good decision in an abortion-related case that was filed here in New York. In Albany v. Emami, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York and a group of other religious organizations filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 state…

Supreme Court Hears Texas Heartbeat Case

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2021

On November 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in two cases challenging the Texas heartbeat law: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas. The arguments did not focus on the issue of abortion itself; rather, as the Heritage Foundation pointed out, the arguments dealt with “procedural issues…

Hochul Lands Another Pro-Abortion Endorsement

By Albany Update | Oct 25, 2021

On October 14, 2021, Emily’s List—a political action committee that helps elect pro-abortion women to political office—endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul for election in 2022. Founded in 1985, Emily’s List has endorsed high-profile candidates like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The word “Emily” in “Emily’s List” is an acronym…

Biden Administration Rescinds Protect Life Rule

By Albany Update | Oct 15, 2021

Effective November 8, 2021, the Biden administration will rescind the Protect Life Rule. Implemented by the Trump administration in 2019, the Protect Life Rule requires abortion providers receiving Title X family planning funds to split up their federally-funded family planning activities from their abortion activities. One welcome result of the Protect Life Rule was a…

Texas Heartbeat Law Blocked, Then Reinstated

By Albany Update | Oct 15, 2021

On October 6, 2021, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction directing Texas judges and clerks not to accept lawsuits filed under the Texas Heartbeat Law. According to Politico, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman (an Obama appointee) called the Texas Heartbeat Law “‘an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive [Texas] citizens of a significant…

Abortion Expansion Bill Clears House of Representatives

By Albany Update | Oct 3, 2021

On September 24, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) by a vote of 218-211. The WHPA is a radical abortion bill that was passed by the Democrat-led House to express opposition to the Texas heartbeat law and to express support for abortion on demand. Like the Reproductive Health…

Hochul Pulls New Hire From Planned Parenthood

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2021

In early September, Gov. Kathy Hochul denounced the pro-life Texas Heartbeat Law and laid out a set of proposals to intensify the State of New York’s depraved embrace of the abortion industry. The Governor called for a state-run education campaign about abortion access, an effort to ensure that telehealth services can be used to facilitate…

High Court To Hear Potential Overturn Of Roe In December

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2021

The Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on December 1, 2021. As Albany Update has previously noted, Dobbs is a key abortion case out of the state of Mississippi that pro-lifers hope will lead the Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v.…

New York Just Won’t Leave New Hope Alone

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2021

There are new developments in the case of New Hope Family Services, the Syracuse-based Christian adoption and foster care agency that the State of New York is trying to shut down because it only places children “with couples consisting of a mother and father committed to each other in marriage.” While two federal courts have…

Fertility Docs Accused Of Fraud

By Albany Update | Sep 27, 2021

A recent article in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle highlights the problem of fertility fraud. The recent phenomenon of genetic ancestry testing has revealed that some physicians running fertility clinics defrauded their patients; while claiming to have used donated sperm to impregnate women via assisted reproduction technologies, the physicians actually used their own sperm. For…

Hochul Embraces Abortion Expansion Agenda

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2021

At a September 13, 2021 event in Manhattan’s Central Park, Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out her agenda for advancing abortion access in the Empire State and tying up “‘loose ends’” contained in the 2019 abortion expansion law known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). That agenda includes: Causing state agencies to conduct an education campaign…

Hevesi Urges Help For Special Needs Adults

By Albany Update | Sep 17, 2021

Asm. Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and other lawmakers have recently written to Gov. Kathy Hochul to ask that she change a state policy relating to the placement of young adults with disabilities who need residential care. According to the Albany Times Union, some parents of adult children with autism and other disabilities “are being forced by…