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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.

State Senate Opioid Task Force Meets in Binghamton

By Albany Update | Feb 12, 2018

In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in the abuse of the class of drugs known as opioids. Opioids are highly addictive pain-relieving drugs that include heroin and various prescription medications like hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl. The opioid crisis has affected the State of New York and the entire nation; according…

U.S. Senate Fails to Ban Late-Term Abortion

By Albany Update | Feb 5, 2018

The State of New York is represented in the United States Senate by Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Both senators have long, odious histories of enthusiastic support for abortion. Sen. Schumer—who served as Senate Minority Leader—is an outspoken defender of Planned Parenthood who attracted media attention last year after inaccurately stating that the…

Supreme Court To Hear Pregnancy Center Case

By Albany Update | Feb 5, 2018

On March 20, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear a case that has major implications for pro-life pregnancy centers and free speech. The case, NIFLA v. Becerra, deals with California’s Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act, also known as the FACT Act. According to Fox News, this law requires…

Senate Signals No Support For Cuomo’s Abortion Expansion

By Albany Update | Feb 3, 2018

Albany Update has previously reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has littered his 2019 budget proposal with left-wing priorities that have little or no fiscal impact. Those priorities include an emergency contraception insurance mandate, a study on the potential legalization of recreational marijuana, a so-called “equal rights” amendment that could allow courts to read “transgender rights”…

The Tide Is Turning

By Albany Update | Jan 26, 2018

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues his assault on the sanctity of life here in New York, the news from Washington, D.C. is very different. On the national level, the tide is turning—and it’s turning against abortion. Here are a few encouraging signs from our nation’s capital: On Thursday, January 18, the Trump Administration announced the…

Cuomo Pushes Abortion Expansion In Budget

By Albany Update | Jan 26, 2018

In 2013, pro-life allies across New York banded together to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill. Since that time, the Governor’s abortion expansion efforts have been on the back burner in Albany—until now. As Albany Update reported last week, Gov. Cuomo has included abortion expansion language in his proposed New York State Budget. The…

New Surrogacy Report Births Confusion

By Albany Update | Jan 20, 2018

In 1992, Gov. Mario Cuomo signed legislation banning paid surrogacy in the State of New York. Paid surrogacy is the practice in which a woman is paid to become pregnant, carry an unborn child to term, and—after the child is born—to relinquish that child to the person or persons who paid for her services. This…

Women’s Agenda Saddled With Abortion Expansion

By Albany Update | Jan 20, 2018

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms believes that the well-being of women and girls is of great importance. Women, like men, are bearers of the divine image. While women’s roles differ from men’s roles in the home and in the church, women’s value and worth in God’s sight is equal to that…

The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act Rears Its Head

By Albany Update | Jan 19, 2018

The 2018 legislative session has only just begun, but the assault on human life and religious liberty is already underway. At this writing, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) is ready for a vote in the New York State Assembly in the immediate future. This bill, which has passed the Assembly in past years, is…

Tenacity In Tennessee Leads To A Huge Pro-Life Win

By Albany Update | Jan 19, 2018

“[With] God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26b). A recent court victory regarding a pro-life state constitutional amendment illustrates the importance of faith and perseverance in the fight for life. According to the Baptist Press, a federal appellate court has upheld the outcome of a 2014 vote by the people of the State of Tennessee…

New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide Gets New Website

By Albany Update | Jan 19, 2018

As a Christian, pro-life organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is deeply committed to protecting the people of the State of New York against the dangers of physician-assisted suicide. To that end, we work with a variety of allies who also oppose this proposal. Together with those allies, we have formed the New York Alliance…

Celebrate The Sanctity Of Human Life

By Albany Update | Jan 7, 2018

Pastors and friends, please mark your calendars: Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is coming up on January 21, 2018. The first Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. In that proclamation, President Reagan wrote: I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in…

Niagara Falls Pastor Seeks To “Lift The City”

By Albany Update | Jan 1, 2018

Many New Yorkers are acutely aware of the opioid crisis in our communities. For a variety of reasons, some of our friends, relatives and neighbors have become addicted to dangerous drugs that allow them to dull physical or emotional pain. The consequences of this addiction are shattering. While we know that there is a crisis,…

Ohio Stands For Life

By Albany Update | Jan 1, 2018

The State of Ohio has given children and families a wonderful Christmas gift by banning abortions that are obtained following fetal Down Syndrome diagnoses. On December 22, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, which makes it “a fourth-degree felony for a doctor to perform an abortion if there is a prenatal…

Former Planned Parenthood Employee Speaks Out

By Albany Update | Jan 1, 2018

“For the children of Judah have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the house which is called by my name, to pollute it. And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and…

Rest In Peace, J.J. Hanson

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2017

Albany, NY – J.J. Hanson, President of Patients’ Rights Action Fund and advocate for the terminally ill, passed away on December 30, 2017. Many friends of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms will remember J.J., as we were privileged to host him as a speaker at our 2016 Legislative Day in Albany. A Marine Corps veteran, husband,…