Protecting Human Life

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

Legislation Would Deny Dementia Patients Food And Water

By Albany Update | May 30, 2021

A bill being advanced in the New York State Assembly would change New York’s Health Care Proxy Law to allow health care agents to withhold food and water from patients in certain circumstances. The Health Care Proxy Law gives New Yorkers the option of signing a document called a health care proxy. By signing this…

Supreme Court Could Reconsider Previous Abortion-Related Decisions

By Albany Update | May 23, 2021

On May 17, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would hear an appeal in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This case is an answer to prayer, as it offers the Court a chance to reconsider past abortion-related decisions that are both legally and morally indefensible. The…

Biden Administration Resumes Research Utilizing Aborted Babies

By Albany Update | May 14, 2021

Many pro-life Americans are aware of the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of trafficking in fetal organs and tissues. A disturbing recent report confirms that the federal government has done the same. According to The Federalist, a recent report from Judicial Watch confirmed that the United States government has purchased the organs and tissues…

College Contraception Bill Clears Senate Committee

By Albany Update | May 10, 2021

A bill moving in the New York State Senate would promote the use of so-called “emergency contraception” in New York’s public colleges and universities. Bill S.5633-Parker, the Public University Emergency Contraception Education Act (PUECEA), would require New York’s public colleges and universities to display posters and disseminate “informational materials” regarding “emergency contraception.” This bill is…

Liv Act Extends Protections To Pregnant Women And Their Unborn Babies

By Albany Update | May 10, 2021

New York’s 2019 abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) made national news due to its callous disregard for the health of women and the lives of the unborn. One of the many egregious provisions of the RHA was its removal of all abortion-related crimes from the criminal code.  The Liv Act…

New York’s Abortion Insurance Mandate May See Supreme Court Challenge

By Albany Update | May 3, 2021

On April 23, 2021, a coalition of Catholic and Protestant churches and organizations represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty asked the Supreme Court of the United States to hear their constitutional challenge to New York’s requirement that employers include abortion coverage within their employees’ health insurance plans. In Diocese of Albany v. Lacewell,…

Biden Administration Moves To Strike Protect Life Rule

By Albany Update | May 2, 2021

During the tenure of President Donald Trump, the federal government made various advances in regard to respect for human life. Sadly, President Joe Biden appears determined to eradicate those advances. According to Fox News, the Biden administration has proposed to rescind a Trump-era rule known as the Protect Life Rule. Released in February 2019, the…

Government-Only Healthcare Gets Out Of Health Committee

By Albany Update | Apr 25, 2021

The misguided and disastrous New York Health Act (Bill S.5474-Rivera/A.6058-Gottfried) has been approved by the New York State Assembly Health Committee. Following a party-line vote of 19-7, the bill will now move to the Assembly Codes Committee for further consideration. The New York Health Act would create a government-controlled single-payer health insurance system in the…

Assault On Pro-Life Centers Clears First Committee

By Albany Update | Apr 25, 2021

On April 19, 2021, the Pregnancy Center Report Bill (Bill S.470-Hoylman/A.5499-Glick)  was approved by the New York State Assembly Health Committee by a party-line vote of 19-7. Every Democrat serving on the committee supported the bill, while every Republican opposed it. The bill will now proceed to the Ways and Means Committee for further consideration.…

Planned Parenthood Owns Racist Origins

By Albany Update | Apr 25, 2021

Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, has long revered Margaret Sanger. Sanger founded the organization that later became Planned Parenthood. For years, Planned Parenthood gave an annual award that was named after Sanger; one recipient of the prize was Hillary Clinton. In addition to helping form an organization that would become responsible for millions of…

Albany Enters Second Half Of Legislative Session

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2021

The New York state budget process for the 2021-2022 fiscal year was completed earlier this month. In an ideal world, each year’s legislative session would be completed upon the passage of the budget. However, the real world is far from ideal, and the 2021 legislative session is not scheduled to conclude until June 10. This…

Court Rejects Special Prosecutor Provision In People With Special Needs Act

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2021

In a recent decision, the New York Court of Appeals—New York’s highest state court—threw out part of a 2012 state law relating to persons with disabilities. The Court held that the 2012 Protection of People with Special Needs Act violated the New York State Constitution by creating a statewide special prosecutor to work on crimes…

Yang Attacked For Insufficient Enthusiasm For Abortion

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2021

This fall, the voters of New York City will elect a new mayor. Incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio is barred from seeking re-election due to term limits, and several Democratic candidates are running to replace him. At this writing, businessman and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang is leading the crowded field; other notable candidates include…

Caregiving Visitors Bill Signed

By Albany Update | Mar 31, 2021

On March 29, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Bill S.614-B-May/A.1052-B-Bronson into law. Bill S.614-B-May/A.1052-B-Bronson requires nursing homes to allow residents to designate up to two personal caregiving visitors. The new law allows these designated personal caregiving visitors to visit nursing home residents, even during public health emergencies. These visitors are required to follow the same…

Senate Republicans Seek To Rescind Group Home COVID Directive

By Albany Update | Mar 26, 2021

A group of 13 State Senate Republicans has introduced a bill to rescind an April 10 Cuomo administration directive that requires group homes for the developmentally disabled to admit residents with COVID-19. Bill S.5922-Martucci provides that “no residential facility for the care and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities [shall] knowingly allow a resident who…

Covid Directive Continues To Endanger Developmentally Disabled

By Albany Update | Mar 20, 2021

Over the past few months, much attention has been paid to the Cuomo Administration’s disastrous March 2020 COVID-19 nursing home directive. That directive required that nursing homes admit COVID-19 patients who had been discharged from hospitals. A recent article in the New York Post reveals that a similar directive was made by the Cuomo Administration…