Protecting Human Life

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

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…

Comprehensive Sex Ed Performs Poorly

By NYCF | Oct 21, 2016

For some time, there has been debate in the United States about the issue of sex education in schools. According to one school of thought, “comprehensive” sex education that informs students about birth control techniques is the best approach. “Comprehensive” sex education uses a risk reduction strategy that encourages the use of “safer-sex” practices and…

Dutch Proposal Expands Euthanasia Eligibility

By Albany Update | Oct 21, 2016

In recent years, the Netherlands has become known for its liberal policies on euthanasia. A new proposal would make the situation even worse. Dutch health and justice officials are seeking to legalize euthanasia for persons who “‘have a well-considered opinion that their life is complete,’” but are not terminally ill or experiencing great suffering. One report…

Lawsuit Filed Against CA Tissue Procurement Businesses

By NYCF | Oct 17, 2016

Planned Parenthood’s bloody business is in the news once again. In California, “[the] Orange County District Attorney’s Office is suing two related Yorba Linda medical companies [DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics], claiming they’re illegally profiting off of the sale of fetal tissue” obtained from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that…

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America Reaches Consensus On Abortion

By NYCF | Oct 4, 2016

Given the way that many pro-abortion politicians loudly champion their cause, and given the way that many ostensibly pro-life politicians are so reluctant to talk about their beliefs, it would be easy to reach the conclusion that most Americans support abortion at any time and for any reason. However, this is not the case. Recent…

Ask The AMA to Continue Its Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide

By NYCF | Sep 27, 2016

At the present time, the influential American Medical Association (AMA) is opposed to physician-assisted suicide. However, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) reports that the AMA may consider changing its approach and taking a “neutral” stance on this important public policy issue. According to the NRLC, “[at] its July 2017 annual meeting, the AMA…

The Opioid Crisis

By NYCF | Sep 18, 2016

Over the past few years, the New York State Legislature has focused a good deal of attention on the issue of opioid abuse. (Opioids consist of prescription pain relief drugs like morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and fentanyl, as well as non-prescription drugs such as heroin.) Opioid abuse has become a major health issue in New…

President’s Proposed Reg Protects Planned Parenthood’s Profits

By NYCF | Sep 18, 2016

As President Barack Obama enters the waning months of his presidency, conservative observers are doubly on guard against administration efforts to promote left-wing priorities. There is concern that the President may make last-ditch moves on his way out the door that nudge American public policy even further in the direction of the European-style social democracy…

Democrats Continue To Delay Zika Funding

By NYCF | Sep 13, 2016

No pro-life American should be surprised to see liberal Members of Congress fighting for tax dollars for Planned Parenthood. The slavish devotion that left-wing pols show to the nation’s largest abortion provider is nauseating, but expected. However, U.S. Senate liberals have now managed to stoop to a new low: Holding up Zika virus treatment funding…

Mt. Vernon Mayor Against Assisted Suicide

By NYCF | Aug 19, 2016

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms appreciates it when an elected official takes an outspoken public stand for righteousness. Earlier this summer, a New York mayor did exactly that.

NFL's Benjamin Watson Takes Stand For Life

By NYCF | Aug 15, 2016

It is refreshing when a well-known individual is willing to use his or her celebrity to take a stand for life. Recently, Benjamin Watson—a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League, and an outspoken Christian—did exactly that.