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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.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Abortion Obsession Continues

By NYCF | Jan 31, 2017

Albany, NY – Yesterday, at a Planned Parenthood rally, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to introduce an amendment to the New York State Constitution that would guarantee a “right” to abortion. Rev. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks: “New Yorkers who support the rights of…

Faltering Faso

By NYCF | Jan 30, 2017

In 2015, the United States Congress passed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 (RAHFRA). This important legislation would have repealed much of the Affordable Care Act and would have defunded Planned Parenthood for one year. Sadly, that bill was vetoed by President Barack Obama. Gutting America’s failed Obamacare experiment and ending the…

Cuomo Actions Assure Continued Access To Free Abortion And Contraception

By NYCF | Jan 29, 2017

Last week, Albany Update reported on the possibility—discussed in a New York Daily News piece—that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s already-significant use of his executive authority might increase this year due to his deteriorated relationship with the State Legislature. In that commentary, we asked, “If the Governor truly does ‘go it alone’ more often this year, what…

President Trump's Pen Put To Good Use

By NYCF | Jan 29, 2017

Since being inaugurated President of the United States on Friday, January 20, President Donald Trump has hit the ground running. From a Christian conservative perspective, early signs are encouraging. On Inauguration Day, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The President’s…

Assembly Passes Abortion Expansion Again

By NYCF | Jan 23, 2017

Over the years, the New York State Assembly has repeatedly demonstrated its misguided support for late-term abortion expansion. Sadly, that support has continued into the New Year.       On January 17, 2016, the Assembly rammed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) (S.2796-Krueger/A.1748-Glick) through two committees, brought it to the floor, and passed it by…

Comprehensive Contraception Bill Is A Prescription New York Doesn’t Need

By NYCF | Jan 23, 2017

On January 17, the New York State Assembly pushed through an anti-life bill known as the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) (Bill A.1378 – Cahill).       Originally the brainchild of pro-abortion New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (pictured), the CCCA would require all group insurance policies issued or renewed after January 1, 2018…

Congress Moving Forward With Obamacare Repeal

By NYCF | Jan 23, 2017

It’s still only January, but the U.S. Congress has already taken important steps toward the repeal and replacement of Obamacare in 2017. On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Senate voted, 51-48, to pass a budget proposal that calls for Obamacare repeal. As Politico explains, “The budget [does] not become law. It does, however, provide for…

Redoubling Our Efforts Against Assisted Suicide

By NYCF | Jan 15, 2017

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (I Corinthians 3:16-17). As a Bible-based, Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms…

Abortion Expansion—Expanded?

By NYCF | Jan 2, 2017

Three days before Christmas, State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) and Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) announced plans to introduce a “stronger, more explicit” abortion expansion bill in 2017. The reason given for these abortion expansion plans? You guessed it: President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to appoint pro-life judges to the Supreme Court of…

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Panel Refers Planned Parenthood for Prosecution

By NYCF | Dec 11, 2016

In the wake of last year’s scandal involving Planned Parenthood’s barbaric trafficking in fetal organs and tissues, the House of Representatives continues to take a leadership role in investigating Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, December 1, “[the] House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel for Infant Lives announced [that it had] referred Planned Parenthood Gulf…

It's Now Or Never For Obamacare Repeal

By NYCF | Dec 4, 2016

The results of this year’s elections have—for the first time—given congressional Republicans a realistic opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare. They have also given congressional Republicans a realistic opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood. Now, the question is: How? Recently, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms signed on to a letter from pro-life leaders across the nation…

Cuomo Nixes Special Needs Adoption Deduction

By NYCF | Dec 4, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had an opportunity to help the adoptive parents of special needs children by signing Bill S.4121-A (Ritchie)/A.10658 (Simon), the Special Needs Adoption Tax Deduction Bill. This legislation would have allowed the adoptive parents of a special needs child to deduct $10,000 from their gross income for tax purposes. Unfortunately, the Governor did…

Special Needs Adoption Bill Goes To Governor Cuomo

By NYCF | Nov 28, 2016

A bill that would help parents who take on the important task of adopting children with special needs has been forwarded to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Following lobbying efforts by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), the special needs adoption tax deduction bill (S.4121-A – Ritchie) was passed by the Senate and the Assembly in June…

Pro-Abortion Republicans Get The Boot

By NYCF | Nov 20, 2016

During the Obama Administration, our nation’s two major political parties have grown further apart. On the Republican side, the influence of the Tea Party lifted new leaders to positions of authority in Washington and put pressure on moderate Republican incumbents to take conservative stances. The 2010 formation of the Tea Party Caucus and the 2015…

Pill-Induced Abortion Increases Marketshare

By NYCF | Nov 4, 2016

The decrease in the frequency of surgical abortion in the United States is cause for thankfulness. However, a sobering new report indicates that pill abortions are on the rise. According to the liberal Huffington Post, “American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in…

Assisted Suicide Bill Moves Forward In D.C.

By NYCF | Nov 4, 2016

On November 1, the Washington, D.C. City Council cast a preliminary vote in favor of physician-assisted suicide legislation. The vote was 11-2 in favor of this wrong-headed, destructive proposal. To pass this measure, the Council must vote on it again by November 15; a second vote in favor would send the legislation to D.C. Mayor…