Protecting Human Life

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

Pro-Abortion Politicians Target Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Feb 28, 2021

In July 2020, the New York State Assembly passed a dangerous piece of legislation targeting pro-life pregnancy centers. That same bill has been reintroduced this year. 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” and…

‘Equality Act’ Passes House of Representatives, Moves to U.S. Senate

By Albany Update | Feb 25, 2021

Rochester, NY—The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act, today by a vote of 224-206 (unofficial). The Equality Act would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill would give biological males access to female-only spaces (including women’s shelters) across the nation, would create unfair conditions for female…

Clearing Up Congressional Confusion Concerning The ‘Equality Act’

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2021

The so-called Equality Act is expected to receive a floor vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The Equality Act is a deeply misleading piece of legislation. On its surface, the bill looks like an anti-discrimination measure; it would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as anti-discrimination categories under federal…

National Coalition Launches ‘Promise To America’s Children’

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2021

A coalition of national-level and state-level organizations recently unveiled an important new initiative called the Promise to America’s Children. The Promise to America’s Children is a national movement encouraging lawmakers and parents to commit themselves to supporting laws that protect children’s health, children’s safety, and children’s relationships with their parents. The Promise to America’s Children…

Rent-A-Womb Regulations Now In Effect

By Albany Update | Feb 21, 2021

In 2020, following years of opposition from New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and others, the State of New York legalized paid surrogacy. The law (Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2020) was passed during the state budget process, and it went into effect on February 15, 2021. It is now legal in New York for…

DeRosa Reveals Cuomo’s Death Count Coverup

By Albany Update | Feb 12, 2021

In an extraordinary turn of events, Melissa DeRosa—the highest-ranking aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo—recently apologized to Democratic members of the New York State Legislature, acknowledging that the Cuomo administration had refused to share full and complete information on COVID-19 deaths of nursing home residents. Worse yet, DeRosa reportedly admitted that the administration’s refusal to share…

Infant Recovery Bill Aids Opioid-Withdrawing Babies

By Albany Update | Feb 12, 2021

In late January, the New York State Senate Health Committee advanced Bill S.1409-Rivera, the Infant Recovery Centers Bill. Bill S.1409-Rivera would respond to the needs of infants suffering from opioid withdrawal by creating an infant recovery centers pilot program. Under this legislation, the New York State Department of Health would open at least four recovery…

Paulin Reintroduces Assisted Suicide Bill

By Albany Update | Feb 12, 2021

On February 1, 2021, Assemblymember Amy Paulin (D-Scarsdale) reintroduced her physician-assisted suicide legislation in the New York State Assembly. Bill A.4321-Paulin would allow physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to certain terminally ill adults that formally request such drugs. Physician-assisted suicide bills have been introduced in New York since 2016, but no such bill has passed…

Blowback And Setback Mark Cuomo’s Very Bad Week

By Albany Update | Feb 5, 2021

Following the chaotic rollout of New York’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, and following the January 28, 2021 release of New York Attorney General Letitia James’s report on COVID-19 in nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received a good bit of negative feedback. He deserves it. In recent days, the Governor has been criticized for having junked…

President Joe Biden’s Anti-Life Actions

By Albany Update | Feb 5, 2021

On January 28, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a Memorandum on Protecting Women’s Health at Home and Abroad. Like many other documents in the world of politics, this document is misleadingly named; it ought to be referred to as a Memorandum on Promoting Abortion Worldwide. The Memorandum states that it is the policy of the…

Cuomo Called Out For COVID Nursing Home Deaths

By Albany Update | Jan 30, 2021

The COVID-19 has been raging in New York for nearly a year. As of January 28, more than 34,500 New Yorkers have lost their lives to this deadly pandemic. The suffering that has resulted from the coronavirus cannot be quantified. One of the most grievous aspects of New York’s experience with COVID-19 is the devastating…

NYCF Offers Holocaust Remembrance Day Remarks

By Albany Update | Jan 27, 2021

Rochester, NY—January 27 marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Accordingly, the annual date is designated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, offered the following remarks: “On this International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the memory of the six million Jewish lives lost…

President Biden’s Priorities

By Albany Update | Jan 23, 2021

Corrected February 4, 2021 Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States on January 20, 2021. President Biden’s actions thus far, together with his stated plans for his first 100 days in office, provide a clear picture of his priorities for the nation. It appears that those priorities involve dismantling many…

NYCF Releases 2021-2022 Legislative Agenda

By Albany Update | Jan 16, 2021

At the beginning of the New York state legislative session in every odd-numbered year, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) prepares its legislative agenda. This document is distributed to all 213 members of the New York State Legislature. NYCF’s legislative agenda lays out a set of policy priorities driven by our mission to influence legislation…

Baby Bichotte Bill Becomes Law

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2021

Last July, both houses of the New York State Legislature passed the Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law to protect pregnant mothers who experience pre-term labor. The Jonah Bichotte Cowan Law (Bill S.8525-Montgomery/A.2770-C-Bichotte) was introduced by Asm. Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn). The bill is named for the Assemblywoman’s deceased son. Asm. Bichotte recently shared her personal experience with…

State Senate Selects 2021 Leadership

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2021

In preparation for the 2021 legislative session, Republican and Democratic members of the New York State Senate have chosen their respective leaders. On December 15, 2020, the 20-member Senate Republican Conference unanimously elected Sen. Rob Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) to continue in the role of Senate Minority Leader. Sen. Ortt first assumed this leadership role in…