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New Gun Law Limits Security Possibilities For Private Schools

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

A new gun control law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month limits the freedom of schools—including Christian schools—in the area of safety and security. Prior to the passage of this new law, carrying a firearm on school grounds was illegal for most New Yorkers. However, there were exceptions. One such exception allowed schools to…

National Teacher Union Champions Abortion

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

Last month, the nation’s largest teacher’s union came out with a no-holds-barred endorsement of abortion. According to an op-ed in USA Today, delegates to the National Education Association’s annual conference voted to declare that the NEA “‘vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe…

Troubling Visitation Measure Awaits Governor’s Action

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

Last week, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to express concern about a bill that may soon reach his desk. Bill S.4203-A-Savino/A.2199-A-Joyner was passed by each house of the Legislature in June of this year. This bill would give courts the authority to grant biological parents continued contact with their children…

Attorney General James Pushes Pot And Paid Surrogacy Proposals

By Albany Update | Aug 13, 2019

Recently, the State of Politics blog reported on an interview with New York Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James. According to the blog, Attorney General James “counts her first year in office as a success, racking up legislative victories for bills her office sought that limit the president’s pardon power, tighten regulations for data breaches and…

Planned Parenthood Gives CEO The Heave-Ho

By Albany Update | Jul 23, 2019

Job 5:12: “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.” On July 16, 2019, Planned Parenthood fired its chief executive officer, Dr. Leana Wen. Dr. Wen had come on board as Planned Parenthood’s CEO last November following the departure of longtime leader Cecile Richards. She will be replaced…

NYCF’s July 2019 Prayer And Praise Report

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2019

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms asks our brothers and sisters in Christ to remember the following thanksgivings and petitions in their prayers during the month of July. We praise and thank the Lord for preventing the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, paid surrogacy, and recreational marijuana in New York in 2019; We ask the Lord to…

Speaker Pelosi’s House Lurches Increasingly Left

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2019

Under the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the U.S. House of Representatives has recently passed several bills that highlight the increasingly radicalized ideology of the American left. On June 13, 2019, the House voted, 225-193, to pass a bill amendment that would “block the Trump administration’s recent ban on using federal funds to…

Paid Surrogacy Doesn’t Deliver In Legislative Session

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2019

Recently, Albany Update reported that the New York State Senate passed paid surrogacy legislation. This week, we are grateful to report that the New York State Assembly declined to vote upon this legislation during the 2019 regular legislative session. On June 20, 2019, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie acknowledged that Assembly Democrats lacked the votes to…

Physician-Assisted Suicide Flatlines In Albany

By Albany Update | Jul 8, 2019

For several years now, advocates have been working hard to add New York to the list of states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide. They have failed in 2019. This year’s regular legislative session has come to a close without a single vote being held on this divisive, unnecessary, and destructive proposal. Bill S.3947-Savino/A.2694-Paulin would reverse…

New York Politicians Find New Ways To Further Abortion Extremism

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2019

Earlier this year, the State of New York became an object of national revulsion when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) into law and lit up One World Trade Center in celebration. Some pro-abortion New York politicians want to go even further. Last month, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed to…

Senate Passes Paid Surrogacy

By Albany Update | Jun 17, 2019

On Monday, June 11, the New York State Senate passed a bill that would legalize paid surrogacy in New York. The legislation, Bill S.2071-B-Hoylman/A.1071-C-Paulin, was passed by a vote of 40-21. Thirty-eight Democratic senators were joined by two Senate Republicans—Sens. Phil Boyle (R-Bay Shore) and Betty Little (R-Queensbury)—in supporting the bill, while 19 Republicans and…

Senate To Take Up Paid Surrogacy Tuesday

By Albany Update | Jun 10, 2019

Albany Update has previously reported on the ongoing effort to legalize paid surrogacy in New York. A vote on the paid surrogacy bill is planned in the State Senate on Tuesday, June 11 despite the fact that, as of June 10, the bill has not been acted upon by any Senate Committee. Furthermore, the Senate’s…

Trump Administration Takes Additional Action On Life And Liberty

By Albany Update | Jun 10, 2019

The deeply divided and hyperpartisan nature of the current Congress makes it difficult to pass meaningful legislation in Washington, D.C. However, the Trump administration continues to take executive actions to advance principles of life and liberty. Last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new rule “that would increase protections…

Women Speak Out Against Legalizing Prostitution

By Albany Update | Jun 10, 2019

Last month, Albany Update reported on efforts by advocates to legalize prostitution in New York. This month, we are pleased to report that opponents of legalized prostitution are pushing back. At a recent Albany press conference held by women’s rights groups, Rev. Dr. Que English, founder of Not On My Watch Inc., spoke of the…

Legislative Session Enters Last Lap

By Albany Update | Jun 3, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has laid out his priorities for the remainder of the state legislative session, which is scheduled to end on June 19. As usual, the Governor’s priorities are questionable at best. However, his words offer some encouraging signs for Christian New Yorkers. On May 28, Gov. Cuomo stated that his end-of-session priorities include…

Cuomo Brings Pressure To Bear On Paid Surrogacy

By Albany Update | May 28, 2019

The 2019 state legislative session is scheduled to conclude on June 19, 2019. As the final days of the session wind down, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for the passage of paid surrogacy legislation. At a May 22 LGBTQ fundraiser in the Manhattan neighborhood known as Hell’s Kitchen, Gov. Cuomo—in his typically heavy-handed manner—asserted that…

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