In the recent case of Ramos v. Louisiana, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires a unanimous jury verdict for a defendant to be convicted of a serious crime in state court. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas penned concurring opinions in the Ramos case…

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Across the nation, Americans are shocked and grieved following two recent shooting sprees. Mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio have taken at least 31 precious lives and broken countless hearts. John Stonestreet of “Breakpoint”, the Christian worldview radio program, has authored an insightful piece on these tragic events. Stonestreet digs beneath questions…

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The many horrific provisions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Reproductive Health Act (RHA) include the repeal of existing laws that protected viable babies born alive following late-term abortion procedures. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) is pleased to report that an effort is underway in the U.S. Senate to toughen existing federal protections for abortion survivors.…

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Given the intense controversy and opposition that they stirred up with the recent passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), one might assume that the New York State Senate Democratic Conference would lay off of the abortion issue for awhile. Unfortunately, the Senate Democratic Conference has different plans. Bill S.470-Rivera/A.1080-Glick, which would make Planned Parenthood…

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As Albany Update previously reported, the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) became law on January 22, 2019. This radical legislation: Removed abortion-related crimes from the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being assaulted; Allows third-trimester abortions for any reason (removing ambiguity that was present in existing law); Allows abortions to be performed by medical…

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Christian organizations like New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms are passionate about the protection of innocent human life. Sadly, the availability of abortion and the growing movement for physician-assisted suicide have eroded the respect for human life that ought to be integral to American society. Over the past century, technological advances—especially in the area of medicine—have…

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Bill S.3148-A-Savino/A.2646-A-Simotas would require large group insurance policies that cover hospital, surgical, or medical care to include coverage for in vitro fertilization. This legislation disrespects human life, disregards women’s health, and promotes the decision to bear and raise a child outside of an intact, married family that provides a child with both a mother and…

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Bill A.5911-Glick is an unnecessary piece of legislation that takes a coercive, punitive approach to New York’s pregnancy centers. This heavy-handed bill would require that pregnancy centers, “upon first communication or first contact” with a client, disclose to said client that they do not provide abortion or birth control services. This legislation would allow anyone…

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The so-called “Medical Aid in Dying Act” would reverse New York’s long-standing ban on assisted suicide, and would allow physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to certain terminally ill adults that formally request such drugs. Physician-assisted suicide represents a complete abdication of our moral responsibility to persons who are suffering from terminal illnesses. Rather than caring…

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