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Protecting Human Life

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

CONTACT CONGRESS: Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Hitting Brick Wall In Democratic-led House

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2019

In recent weeks, Albany Update has reported on the U.S. Senate’s efforts to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (BAASPA). Similar efforts are underway in the U.S. House of Representatives. BAASPA would require that a child born alive in an abortion clinic be brought to a hospital, would create penalties for the intentional killing…

Manhattan Parents Object To Sex Ed Without Parental Consent

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2019

A recent article in the New York Daily News raises questions about parental involvement in public school education. According to the article, a teacher at Public School 184 in Manhattan showed a video about abortion to her fifth-grade dance class without prior parental notice. The video appears to have been created with a pro-life purpose…

In Vitro Fertilization Mandate Raises Pro-Life Concerns

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2019

While the 2019-2020 New York State budget largely steered clear of damaging social-issue legislation, one anti-life measure found its way into the final budget. Under recently-approved budget legislation, the State of New York will now require large group insurance plans provide coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF). The IVF mandate contains no age restrictions and…

State Legislature Passes $175.5 Billion Budget

By Albany Update | Apr 7, 2019

The 2019-2020 New York State Budget has been passed. Because Democrats now control the State Senate, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) participated in the budget process for the first time. Despite this change, however, the process did not seem to change much; it featured closed-door negotiations, last-minute deals, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo getting his…

Putnam County Proves To Be Pro-Life

By Albany Update | Apr 7, 2019

On April 2, 2019, the Putnam County Legislature passed a resolution urging the repeal of provisions of New York’s Reproductive Health Act (RHA). The resolution calls upon members of the State Legislature to “introduce and support statewide legislation restoring the protections for unborn children formerly contained in the New York Penal Law and the New…

NYCF Delivers Remarks To The Putnam County Legislature Upon Passage Of RHA Resolution

By Albany Update | Apr 2, 2019

Carmel, NY—Today, the Putnam County Legislature passed a resolution urging the repeal of provisions of New York’s Reproductive Health Act (RHA). The resolution calls upon members of the State Legislature to “introduce and support statewide legislation restoring the protections for unborn children formerly contained in the New York Penal Law and the New York Public…

Cuomo Still Supports Paid Surrogacy

By Albany Update | Apr 1, 2019

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came out publicly in support of paid surrogacy legislation. Last week, the Governor reiterated his support for this wrong-headed measure in the following statement: New York State has led the way for progressive reforms for the LGBTQ community and women’s equality movement. It is unconscionable that people need to…

New Jersey Approves Doctor-Assisted Death; Fight Shifts To New York

By Albany Update | Apr 1, 2019

New York’s neighbor to the south has just jumped on the doctor-assisted death bandwagon. On March 25, 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As of this writing, the bill awaits action by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), who has stated that he intends to sign it; according to…

NYCF Welcomes Nearly 1,200 To Legislative Day 2019

By Albany Update | Mar 25, 2019

On March 19, 2019, nearly 1,200 Christians from across New York gathered at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany for New Yorker for Constitutional Freedoms’ 2019 Legislative Day. The theme for this year’s event was “A New Season.” Walt Heyer of SexChangeRegret.comshared his uplifting testimony of freedom from gender dysphoria and explained the causes…

Voters: New York Democrats Are Going Too Far

By Albany Update | Mar 24, 2019

New York government has been under unified Democratic Party control since January 2019. During that time period, state government has granted “transgender” persons access to opposite-sex facilities by passing the Bathroom Bill, denied youths with unwanted same-sex attraction access to professional counseling, mandated insurance coverage for abortion-causing drugs, passed a series of gun control measures,…

Legal Prostitution Promotes Human Trafficking

By Albany Update | Mar 18, 2019

Multiple Members of the New York State Legislature have publicly stated their support for the legalization of prostitution. This degrading and anti-woman proposal should be rejected. Prostitution is a dangerous activity, and many who engage in that activity do not do so by choice. Research shows that globally, prostitutes have a 45% to 75% chance…

In Vitro Mandate Moving In State Assembly

By Albany Update | Mar 18, 2019

Bill S.719-Savino/A.2817-Simotas would require large group insurance policies that cover hospital, surgical, or medical care to include coverage for in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization disrespects women’s health. In many instances, in vitro fertilization involves placing women on high doses of hormones designed to stimulate egg production and using a painful and potentially dangerous procedure…

Don’t Forget About Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Albany Update | Mar 9, 2019

So far this year, a great deal of pro-life attention in New York has necessarily been focused on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s assault on the lives of unborn children. However, it is important that New York Christians and other pro-life allies remain vigilant and engaged on the issue of physician-assisted suicide as well. Bill S.3947-Savino/A.2694-Paulin would…

Assembly Health Approves Government Takeover Of Health Insurance

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2019

On February 28, 2019, the New York State Assembly Health Committee approved the New York Health Act (Bill S.3577-Rivera/A.5248-Gottfried). The New York Health Act (NYHA) would create a government-controlled single-payer health insurance system in the State of New York. If this bill were passed, most private health insurance would no longer be allowed in New…

Contractual Surrogacy Clears First Committee

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2019

Albany Update recently reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has publicly stated his support for paid surrogacy legislation, and has included such legislation in his budget proposal. Since that time, Asm. Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) has amended her proposed paid surrogacy bill, which is known as the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) (Bill A.1071-A-Paulin). Furthermore, on February 27,…

New Hope Family Services Has Its Day In Court

By Albany Update | Feb 25, 2019

As Albany Update has previously reported, the State of New York has demanded that New Hope Family Services—a Christian adoption agency in Syracuse that is funded by private donations—change its adoption placement practices. According to the state, New Hope is violating state regulations because it declines to place children for adoption with same-sex couples or…