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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.

Democratic Socialism: A Shift Toward Dependency

By Albany Update | Sep 23, 2018

After soundly defeating powerful incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in a Democratic primary in June, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—a self-described democratic socialist—has become something of a national political celebrity. Young, passionate, and unabashedly far-left, Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers seek to continue the efforts made by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to move the Democratic Party (and,…

Planned Parenthood Hires New Head

By Albany Update | Sep 18, 2018

Earlier this year, Cecile Richards stepped down from her role as President of Planned Parenthood, having held that position since 2006. Last week, Planned Parenthood announced that it had hired Richards’s successor. Dr. Leana Wen is scheduled to begin her tenure as the sixth-ever President of Planned Parenthood on November 12, 2018. Dr. Wen currently…

Incremental Steps Help Reduce Abortion Rates

By Albany Update | Sep 10, 2018

A recent piece in the L.A. Times laments the relative lack of abortion providers in some parts of the United States. As a pro-life, Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms sees this state of affairs as cause for rejoicing. According to the authors, “Ninety percent of all U.S. counties lack an abortion clinic… One…

Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Shuts Down Some Adoption and Foster Care Services

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

For nearly 95 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Buffalo has provided adoption and foster care services in western New York. On August 23, 2018, those services were discontinued when Catholic Charities announced that it could not, in good conscience, abide by a state requirement that “contracting agencies [allow] same-sex couples to foster and…

Human Trafficking Bills Signed

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

Albany Update is pleased to report that two important state-level anti-human trafficking bills have been signed into law. On August 15, Bill S.5988-B-Lanza/A.6823-C-Paulin was signed. This law establishes the felony crime of sex trafficking of a child. The new law will help prosecutors and victims by making it unnecessary for minor victims to testify against…

Sen. Rand Paul Stands for Life

By Albany Update | Sep 4, 2018

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms appreciates elected officials who are unafraid to take a bold stand for life. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is one of those elected officials. On August 23, 2018, Sen. Paul introduced an amendment to the Defense-Education-Labor-Health and Human Services appropriations bill. If passed, the amendment would have defunded Planned Parenthood. Sadly,…

Chelsea Clinton Continues The Pro-Abortion Family Tradition

By Albany Update | Aug 27, 2018

Earlier this month, Chelsea Clinton—the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton—spoke at a “Rise Up for Roe” event. As you might expect, Chelsea delivered remarks that mirror her parents’ unfortunate support for abortion. However, Chelsea drew negative attention to herself by making an economic argument…

New Legislation Targets Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Aug 20, 2018

On June 11, 2018, during the waning weeks of the legislative session, pro-abortion Asm. Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) introduced a new piece of legislation attacking pro-life pregnancy centers that support pregnant women and encourage them to choose life for their babies. Bill A.11150-Glick would require the New York State Department of State Division of Consumer Protection…

Under Cuomo’s Direction, New York State Launches Pro-Abortion Referral Site

By Albany Update | Aug 11, 2018

On August 7, 2018, Gov. Cuomo announced the launch of a new state-funded website that provides referrals to abortion clinics. According to the Governor, the website is part of a “public awareness campaign to connect women to comprehensive, confidential and medically accurate reproductive health care services. The campaign will include subway ads and information translated…

Queens Pro-Life Counselors Win in Court

By Albany Update | Aug 11, 2018

Late last month, pro-life sidewalk counselors won an important court battle before a federal judge. WORLD Magazine reports that then-Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, an ardent supporter of Planned Parenthood who resigned his post earlier this year amidst allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault, filed a lawsuit in June 2017 against 13 pro-life individuals who…

NYCF Speaks Out In Favor Of Pres. Trump’s Protect Life Rule

By Albany Update | Aug 6, 2018

In May of this year, Albany Update reported on an encouraging development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS had proposed amendments to the Title X Family Planning Grant Program. Those amendments—known as the Protect Life Rule—would remove the requirement that federally-funded family planning clinics offer abortion counseling and referrals. Even…

Government Employees Have A Choice

By Albany Update | Aug 6, 2018

Back in June, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the Court “barred public-sector labor unions from forcing non-members to pay agency fees.” The decision was a win for social conservatives because it will deprive public-sector labor unions of a significant amount of funds; given that…

The Democratic Purge: Pro-Life Candidates No Longer Welcome

By Albany Update | Aug 6, 2018

Being a pro-life Democrat is getting to be an increasingly lonely endeavor. As Albany Update has previously reported, the number of pro-life elected Democrats—both in New York and across the nation—has dwindled in recent years. As pro-life elected Democrats have decreased in number, pro-abortion voices have become more and more insistent that Democrats share their…

Universal Health Care Becomes Campaign Issue

By Albany Update | Jul 29, 2018

Cynthia Nixon, the left-wing actress and activist challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, supports a so-called universal health care bill. Unfortunately, Nixon isn’t the only person who supports this bad idea. In fact, the New York State Assembly has passed a universal health care bill every year since 2015 (thankfully, the…

NYCF’s August Prayer Requests

By Albany Update | Jul 22, 2018

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms recognizes the centrality of prayer. While the support of our ministry friends is key, we cannot sustain this ministry without the Lord’s leading and direction of our efforts. We appreciate all of the believers who pray for us. In the month of August, we humbly ask…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Keeps Beating The Abortion Expansion Drum

By Albany Update | Jul 22, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been beating the abortion expansion drum a great deal in recent days. On July 12, State of Politics reported that the Governor again called upon the State Senate to return to Albany “to take up the Reproductive Health Act, a bill that would strengthen abortion rights in the state amid a…