Protecting Human Life

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

TAKE ACTION: Stop Expanding the Right To Abortion

By Albany Update | Feb 12, 2020

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is planning to vote on House Joint Resolution 79, which would extend the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA is an amendment that could enshrine unfettered access to even full-term abortion in the United States Constitution. If ever ratified, the ERA would lead to…

Medical Professionals Say ‘Kill The Pain, Not The Patient’

By Albany Update | Feb 9, 2020

On Tuesday, February 4, dozens of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals from across New York visited the State Capitol to speak out against physician-assisted suicide. Tuesday’s press conference was organized by the New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide, of which New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is a founding ally. At a press conference on…

Maternal Opioid Addiction Impacts Infants As Well

By Albany Update | Feb 9, 2020

Opioid addiction is truly a crisis in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdoses accounted for 70,237 deaths across the nation in 2017. Two-thirds of those deaths were opioid-related. Opioids don’t just take a toll on adults. They also take a toll on babies who are born with opioid withdrawal…

Assisted Suicide Activists Visit Albany

By Albany Update | Feb 3, 2020

Physician-assisted suicide activists are already at work in Albany trying to make 2020 the year that New York lets doctors prescribe lethal drugs for terminally-ill patients. To date, nine other states have legalized doctor-aided death, while New York and 40 others have refrained from doing so. A recent report in the New York Daily News shows that activists…

Trump Administration Warns California About Extreme Abortion Policy

By Albany Update | Feb 3, 2020

On January 24, 2020, the Trump administration warned the State of California to reverse course on its requirement that abortion be covered by private health insurers. If the state refuses to back down on its coercive policy, it may lose some federal funds. According to Politico, the California policy “violates a federal ban on discriminating against…

President Donald Trump Makes History at March for Life

By Albany Update | Feb 3, 2020

On Friday, January 24, President Donald Trump made history by becoming the first sitting President of the United States to address the March for Life in person. At the National Mall, the President said, “All of us here today understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together, we must…

President Donald Trump Demonstrates Support for Pro-Life Movement

By Albany Update | Jan 30, 2020

Last week, President Donald Trump made two announcements that were welcomed by the pro-life movement across the United States. First, President Trump issued a proclamation designating January 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day 2020. In his proclamation, the President said: “Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending…

Cuomo Pops Social Policy In State Fiscal Plan

By Albany Update | Jan 30, 2020

On January 21, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2020-2021 state budget proposal. It’s not a pretty picture. Gov. Cuomo and the State Legislature are facing a daunting $6.1 billion budget deficit. This reality will be central to the upcoming negotiations in anticipation of the March 31 budget deadline. The budget deficit is leading the…

Pro-Abortion Legislator Comes After Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers

By Albany Update | Jan 13, 2020

Asm. Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) is among the most determined pro-abortion voices in the New York State Legislature. Last year, Asm. Glick sponsored Bill S.2264-Hoylman/A.2352-Glick, which would compel pro-life pregnancy centers to make certain disclosures to women who reach out to them for help. The Assemblymember is still pushing that bill in 2020, and she has…

Summarizing Cuomo’s 2020 State Of The State

By Albany Update | Jan 12, 2020

On January 8, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered this year’s State of the State Address. The speech consisted of a warmed-over smorgasbord of largely uninspiring policy proposals coupled with a few very bad ideas (paid surrogacy and recreational pot, to name two) and the usual empty, hypocritical calls for unity from the same governor who…

Legislative Day 2020: Ever Upward

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

Friends, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation and New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms cordially invite you to attend Ever Upward: Legislative Day 2020. This year’s Legislative Day event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in Albany, New York. The title of this year’s event is drawn from New York’s official state motto: Excelsior. This Latin…

Cuomo Pushes Rent-A-Womb Proposal In 2020 Agenda

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

As we ring in the New Year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is busy laying out his 2020 agenda. Unfortunately, legalizing the destructive and unnecessary practice of paid surrogacy is part of it. On December 30, Gov. Cuomo announced the 16th proposal contained in his 2020 State of the State agenda. The Governor proposes to lift New…

Abortion Activists Appointed To Cuomo Administration

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

It’s no secret that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an enthusiastic supporter of unfettered access to abortion. Less than a year ago, he signed the abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act and then celebrated by lighting One World Trade Center in pink. So it’s no surprise to see the Governor hiring personnel who…

NYCF Joins Pro-Life Allies In Key Abortion Case

By Albany Update | Jan 4, 2020

Last month, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) signed on to an amicus brief (also known as a friend-of-the-court brief) filed by our allies at the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) in an important abortion case to be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States this spring. The case, June Medical Services v. Gee,…

Epstein Introduces Abortion Pill Bill

By Albany Update | Dec 30, 2019

Given the national attention paid to the horrifying and dangerous Abortion Expansion (Reproductive Health) Act that became law in New York this year, one might think that New York legislators would want to steer clear of abortion-related controversies in 2020. Apparently, one legislator has other ideas. On November 25, 2019, Asm. Harvey Epstein (D-Manhattan) introduced…

Democrat Attorneys General Association Demands Abortion Litmus Test

By Albany Update | Dec 16, 2019

In her first year as New York Attorney General, Letitia James (D-Brooklyn) has developed a reputation as an activist attorney general who is not shy about going after corporations and nonprofits alike. So far, Attorney General James has launched an investigation regarding potential antitrust law violations at Facebook; an investigation into the finances of the…