Protecting Human Life

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

The American Health Care Act: Pluses and Minuses

By Albany Update | Mar 15, 2017

For the past several years, many Republicans in Washington have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare if given the chance. Now that Republicans have obtained control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the White House, they have a real opportunity to make good on these promises. However, Christian conservatives are growing increasingly…

The Boss Bill Is Back

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

The Boss Bill (S.3791-Krueger/A.566-Jaffee) is on the move in the New York State Assembly. The Boss Bill would ban employment discrimination based upon “reproductive health decision making.” Such a ban is completely unnecessary. Discrimination based upon pregnancy is already illegal under existing law. Furthermore, neither the bill text nor the sponsor’s memo identifies any instance…

Special Needs Adoption Bill Introduced

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

Last year, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms advocated for the passage of 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 bill was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In his veto message,…

Doctor-Prescribed Death Takes Effect In D.C.

By Albany Update | Feb 25, 2017

On February 18, 2017, Washington, D.C. became the seventh jurisdiction in the United States to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The District of Columbia passed the Death With Dignity Act in December. However, local ordinances passed in Washington, D.C. can be reversed by a congressional vote within a prescribed time period. While the House Committee on Oversight…

Congressman Proposes Permanent Ban Of Federal Abortion Funding

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

While the illegitimate and baseless 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade makes it impossible for Congress to completely ban abortion, incremental steps can still be taken to make the procedure less available. Many pro-life efforts since 1973 have focused on such steps.     One area where progress should be made relates to taxpayer funding…

Pro-Lifers Protest Planned Parenthood

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

On February 11, 2017, pro-lifers across the United States gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics to protest the continued federal funding of the abortion giant. According to ChristianNews.net, “[demonstrations] took place in a reported 45 states and at over 200 Planned Parenthood locations, from California to Alabama, to New York and Florida, with some gatherings drawing…

Obamacare Repeal Proving Tricky For Republicans

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Imagine that you are in a time machine. That time machine takes you back to February 2011…or February 2012…or even February of last year. Once you are back in the past, someone asks you, “Wouldn’t it be great if Republicans took control of both Houses of Congress and the White House in 2016, and had…

Sen. Diane Savino Declares Physician-Assisted Suicide To Be ‘Safe’

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

As most pro-lifers know, the pro-abortion movement has used words like “safety” and “choice” to define their position for quite some time. Pro-abortion advocates nearly always describe themselves as “pro-choice”; this phrase is designed to take the listener’s focus away from the grisly reality of the abortion “choice.” In past years, pro-abortion advocates often stated…

#FalteringFaso Continues To Stumble

By NYCF | Feb 16, 2017

It was sad to see a representative with so much promise fail so miserably. In a floor vote, Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook), representing New York’s 19th Congressional District, chose to support Planned Parenthood and the Obama Administration over his pro-life base. On February 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H. J. Res.…

Life-Affirming Cord Blood Bank Opens in Syracuse

By NYCF | Feb 12, 2017

On February 9, years of pro-life efforts came to fruition in Syracuse, New York upon the opening of the Upstate Cord Blood Bank at Upstate University Hospital. The Upstate Cord Blood Bank will harvest blood from the umbilical cords of newborn children so that the stem cells within that blood can be used for research…

New Health Committee Appointments Are Promising

By NYCF | Feb 6, 2017

On May 23, 2016, the New York State Assembly Health Committee considered physician-assisted suicide legislation. After debate and discussion, the Committee voted, 14-11, to advance the bill. If pro-abortion, pro-same-sex-“marriage” Republican Asm. Janet Duprey (R-Peru) had not crossed party lines to support the bill, it would not have received enough votes to advance. Thankfully, the…

Gov. Cuomo Peddles Pro-Abortion Amendment

By NYCF | Feb 6, 2017

On January 30, at a Planned Parenthood rally in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to introduce an amendment to the New York State Constitution that would guarantee a “right” to abortion. New Yorkers who support the rights of unborn children have successfully worked to block abortion expansion legislation ever since then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer…

The Time To Defund Planned Parenthood Is Now

By NYCF | Feb 6, 2017

In 2015, the Republican-led U.S. Congress passed a bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act. That same legislation would have also deprived Planned Parenthood of federal funding for one year. Of course, the legislation was repealed by President Barack Obama. Now, our Republican-led Congress is preparing Obamacare repeal legislation once again. This time,…

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…