Protecting Human Life

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

Abortion Activists Appointed To Cuomo Administration

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

It’s no secret that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an enthusiastic supporter of unfettered access to abortion. Less than a year ago, he signed the abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act and then celebrated by lighting One World Trade Center in pink. So it’s no surprise to see the Governor hiring personnel who…

NYCF Joins Pro-Life Allies In Key Abortion Case

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

Last month, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) signed on to an amicus brief (also known as a friend-of-the-court brief) filed by our allies at the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) in an important abortion case to be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States this spring. The case, June Medical Services v. Gee,…

Epstein Introduces Abortion Pill Bill

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2019

Given the national attention paid to the horrifying and dangerous Abortion Expansion (Reproductive Health) Act that became law in New York this year, one might think that New York legislators would want to steer clear of abortion-related controversies in 2020. Apparently, one legislator has other ideas. On November 25, 2019, Asm. Harvey Epstein (D-Manhattan) introduced…

Democrat Attorneys General Association Demands Abortion Litmus Test

By Albany Update | Dec 16, 2019

In her first year as New York Attorney General, Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) has developed a reputation as an activist attorney general who is not shy about going after corporations and nonprofits alike. So far, Attorney General James has launched an investigation regarding potential antitrust law violations at Facebook; an investigation into the finances of the…

NYCF Appreciates Pro-Life Allies

By Albany Update | Dec 5, 2019

As New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) prepares for the year ahead and for the continued battle to prevent the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, we are thankful for the allies who fight alongside us. New Yorkers for Life was formed in 2013 to fight against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s abortion expansion proposal. In 2015, the organization’s…

New York’s Latest Bid To Bully The Religious

By Albany Update | Dec 3, 2019

By Denise Harle “You are effectively being compelled to undermine your own reason for being.” It is one thing to disagree with others’ religious beliefs — and another to bend laws and violate the Constitution to ensure they can’t live out their faith in their daily life and work. Yet Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some…

Governor Signs ‘Boss Law’; Pro-Life Challenge Begins

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2019

On November 8, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Boss Bill (Bill S.660 – Metzger/A.584 – Jaffee) into law as Chapter 457 of the Laws of 2019. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms fought against the passage of the Boss Law for several years because of its callous disregard for religious liberty. The Boss Law: Bars…

Left Laments Lack Of Late-Term Abortions

By Albany Update | Nov 16, 2019

The passage of the so-called Reproductive Health Act (RHA) last January was a tragedy, an injustice, and a national disgrace. Thankfully, a recent article at Gothamist.com offers some indications that the RHA has not (yet) resulted in a surge in third-trimester abortions.  Controversially, the article asserts that one purpose of the RHA was “to provide a real-world…

Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Find New Hope

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

The uncritical acceptance of the LGBT agenda has become so pervasive in government, in the media, and in other spheres of influence that it is now fashionable to trample on religious freedom in the name of so-called LGBT “equality.” On November 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened legal action against a proposed rule from the U.S.…

Assisted Suicide: Dangerous for People With Disabilities

By Albany Update | Nov 11, 2019

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms strongly opposes physician-assisted suicide for many reasons. Those reasons include the danger of inaccurate prognoses, the absence of mental health safeguards, and—most importantly—the sanctity of human life. Another very important reason to oppose physician-assisted suicide is its potential negative impact upon people with disabilities. Recently, the National Council on Disability…

Pro-Life Alabama Law Suffers Setback

By Albany Update | Nov 4, 2019

The State of Alabama was dealt a setback last week when a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction preventing pro-life legislation from taking effect. Pro-life New Yorkers may recall that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the Human Life Protection Act into law in May 2019. The law has been described as the most protective pro-life…

Stillborn Bill Recognizes Loss of Unborn Life

By Albany Update | Oct 20, 2019

A new bill has been introduced that would provide financial relief to parents of stillborn children in New York. Bill S.3709-Mayer/A.7468-Buchwald would provide the parents of a stillborn child with a one-time tax credit of $2,000. The amount of this credit is the same as the amount of the child tax credit provided to parents…

Attorney General Barr Speaks On ‘Spiritual Void’ in America

By Albany Update | Oct 20, 2019

On October 11, 2019, U.S. Attorney General William Barr spoke at Notre Dame Law School. In his speech, Attorney General Barr discussed the Justice Department’s efforts to promote religious liberty. Refreshingly, the Attorney General did not just speak about the law; rather, his remarks addressed some of the core issues that plague the United States…

Bill Offers Better Protection For Bees Than Babies

By Albany Update | Oct 12, 2019

Matthew 6:26: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” On October 4, 2019, State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-Bronx) introduced legislation to preserve bee colonies. Bill S.6763-Biaggi would require exterminators to contact…

Abandoned Embryos Demonstrate Need For Scientific Restraint

By Albany Update | Oct 12, 2019

America’s embrace of in vitro fertilization has had a tragic and unintended consequence: Abandoned frozen embryos. An “abandoned embryo” can be defined as an embryo “for which a clinic’s patient has not paid storage fees and fails to respond to letters and calls from the clinic.” According to BioEdge.com, “no one knows” how many frozen…

French Protest Liberalizing Reproductive Laws

By Albany Update | Oct 12, 2019

On October 6, 2019, thousands of French citizens took to the streets of Paris to peacefully protest against a bill that would cover the cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and similar procedures for single women and women identifying as lesbians. According to the New York Post, the protesters carried signs that read “‘Where is…