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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.

Adoption Tax Deduction Bill On The Move

By Albany Update | May 12, 2019

As a Christian organization that promotes strong families, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms advocates for pro-adoption public policy. Over the years, we have lobbied in Albany for bills that would address financial concerns that might discourage families from adoption. While the State Legislature has repeatedly passed such bills, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly vetoed them.…

Judge Blocks Protect Life Rule

By Albany Update | May 6, 2019

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized the Protect Life Rule. The Protect Life Rule would remove an existing requirement that federally-funded family planning clinics offer abortion counseling and referrals. It would also ensure that family planning funds are used in accordance with federal law, which bars such funds from…

Pro-Abortion Politicians Seek To Silence Pro-Life Speech

By Albany Update | Apr 28, 2019

Christians and other pro-life individuals across New York and the nation were horrified when the so-called Reproductive Health Act became law in January 2019. That horror turned to outrage when Gov. Andrew Cuomo lit One World Trade Center in pink to celebrate his “victory.” To make matters worse, New York has enacted an abortion pill…

NYCF’s May Prayer Needs

By Albany Update | Apr 20, 2019

During the month of May, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms humbly asks that our friends and supporters throughout the Empire State remember the following prayer requests: That the 2019 legislative session would come to an end without the passage of any more destructive and ungodly laws; Specifically, that bills to legalize recreational marijuana, paid surrogacy,…

Cuomo Expands Coverage For Abortion-Causing Drugs

By Albany Update | Apr 20, 2019

On April 12, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage  Act  (CCCA)  (Bill S.659-A–Salazar/A.585-A–Cahill) into law. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms had successfully opposed this unnecessary and dangerous bill for several years. The CCCA requires group insurance policies issued or renewed  after January 1, 2020 to cover abortion-causing drugs,  voluntary  sterilization  procedures,  and …

After Skirmish, Schimminger Saves Lobby For Life Day

By Albany Update | Apr 18, 2019

Yesterday, New York State Right to Life (NYSRTL) announced that it would hold its 2019 Lobby for Life Day in the Well, an open area of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The event is scheduled for May 1, 2019. The organization—which has used the Well for its annual event for many years—had reportedly been…

Cuomo Signals Support For Assisted Suicide

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2019

In recent days, the New York State Senate has passed two measures designed to prevent suicide. Bill S.3806-Ramos would establish a task force for the prevention of suicide amongst Latinas, and Bill S.4467-Carlucci would establish a task force for the prevention of suicide amongst black youth. Suicide prevention efforts are important. However, physician-assisted suicide undercuts…

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…