Protecting Human Life

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

Suicide—Assisted or Otherwise—Is Not A Solution

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

As New York lawmakers return to Albany to kick off the home stretch of the 2022 legislative session, the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide (NYAAAS), an alliance of which New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is a charter member,  notes that physician-assisted suicide legislation (Bill S.6471-Savino/A.4321-Paulin) has not advanced in either house of the New…

Asm. Charles Lavine

Pro-Abortion Politicians Prepare For Post-Roe America

By Albany Update | Apr 30, 2022

Under the 2019 abortion expansion law known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), the state of New York effectively allows abortions to performed for any reason at any stage of pregnancy; it also creates the potential for abortions to be performed by medical personnel other than physicians. In recent weeks, staunchly pro-abortion New York lawmakers…

Pro-Life Pushback Seen In Assembly Floor Debate

By Albany Update | Apr 21, 2022

Over the past month, pro-life New Yorkers have experienced two setbacks. First, the New York State Assembly passed the Pregnancy Center Report Bill (Bill S.470-Hoylman/A.5499-Glick) on April 4, 2022; the bill awaits action in the State Senate. Second, the 2022-2023 state budget includes an abortion insurance mandate. While these setbacks are very real, pro-life New…

Assembly Passes Bill Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Apr 11, 2022

On April 4, 2022, the New York State Assembly passed the Pregnancy Center Report Bill by a vote of 101 to 45. The Pregnancy Center Report Bill (Bill S.470-Hoylman/A.5499-Glick) would authorize the New York State Department of Health to study and report on “the unmet health and resource needs facing pregnant women in New York”…

Abortion Access Fund Would Finance Abortion Tourism

By Albany Update | Apr 5, 2022

Last fall, following the passage of the pro-life Texas Heartbeat Law, some New York politicians began inviting women from pro-life states to travel to New York to obtain abortions. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an agenda to “‘affirm abortion rights and cement New York’s status as a place to welcome women seeking abortion care.’” The Governor…

Oregon Agrees To Remove Assisted Suicide Safeguard

By Albany Update | Apr 5, 2022

The state of Oregon has agreed to stop enforcing the in-state residency requirement set forth in its physician-assisted suicide law. In 1997, Oregon became the first U.S. state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Oregon’s assisted suicide law requires that persons receiving lethal drugs be Oregon residents. Compassion and Choices, a pro-assisted-suicide group, filed a federal lawsuit…

Abortion Insurance Mandate May Be Moving

By Albany Update | Mar 27, 2022

Earlier this month, Albany Update reported on a budget bill that would require most health insurance policies to cover abortion. In recent days, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has learned that pro-abortion legislators intend to push for a similar bill outside of the state budget process. Bill S.7002-Brouk/A.7573-Gonzalez-Rojas would require New York health insurance policies…

Comptroller Report Confirms Cuomo Concealed Nursing Home Deaths

By Albany Update | Mar 19, 2022

An audit by New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has concluded that the Cuomo administration concealed the true number of COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents. According to The New York Times, Comptroller DiNapoli concluded that the Cuomo administration “failed to publicly account for the deaths of about 4,100 nursing home residents during the pandemic.”…

State Budget Proposal Compels Abortion Coverage

By Albany Update | Mar 12, 2022

As a pro-life, Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms promotes public policies that protect human life. For our 2022 Digital Day of Action, our pro-life policy focus involves opposition to a budget bill that would require health insurance policies to cover abortion. Sadly, the State of New York already requires employers to include abortion…

Hochul’s Budget Proposal Compels Abortion Coverage

By Albany Update | Mar 10, 2022

Unfortunately, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s enthusiasm for abortion has found its way into her 2022-2023 state budget proposal. The budget bill pertaining to health and mental hygiene (Bill S.8007-A-Budget/Bill A.9007-A-Budget) would require New York health insurance policies to cover abortion. Furthermore, the bill would require that the abortion coverage not be subject to coinsurance, copayments, or…

Abortion Expansion Bill Fails in United States Senate

By Albany Update | Mar 10, 2022

On February 28, 2022, Democrats in the United States Senate failed in their efforts to pass a federal abortion expansion bill. Misleadingly known as the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), the bill would ensure that abortion remains legal in all 50 states and at all stages of pregnancy, even if the infamous Roe v. Wade…

NYCF Shares March Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Feb 19, 2022

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms invites our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout New York to lift the following prayer requests to the Lord in the month of March: That the Lord would heal those New Yorkers who are afflicted with COVID-19 and end this pandemic; That the Lord would bless our upcoming Digital Day…

March For Life 2022: Equality Begins In The Womb

By Albany Update | Jan 28, 2022

On January 21, 2022, the annual March for Life was held in Washington, D.C. Despite the cold weather, tens of thousands marched to the Supreme Court in support of the right to life. The theme of this year’s March was “Equality Begins in the Womb.” This year’s march was notable for the attendees’ hopefulness and…

State Senate Moves To Help Moms On Medicaid

By Albany Update | Jan 24, 2022

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms supports policies that protect human life and promote strong families. A bill that is advancing in the New York State Senate would help to promote both of those objectives. Bill S.916-Sanders/A.3386-Cook would require Medicaid to cover at least 48 hours of inpatient hospital care for mothers…

Assembly Approves Adding Abortion Industry Rep To Public Health Council

By Albany Update | Jan 24, 2022

On January 18, 2022, the New York State Assembly passed Bill S.7628-Salazar/A.8536-Gottfried. This ill-advised bill would require the Public Health and Health Planning Council to include a representative of “women’s health service providers” within its membership. According to Section 225 of the New York Public Health Law, the Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC)…

Take Action At NYCF’s Legislative Action Center

By Albany Update | Jan 15, 2022

Once upon a time, and not so very long ago, the website of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms did not include a feature that allowed voters to communicate directly with elected officials. In those days, when we wanted to encourage voters to e-mail their state legislators in opposition to same-sex “marriage,” we had to ask…