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Protecting Human Life

State Senate Opioid Task Force Meets in Binghamton

In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in the abuse of the class of drugs known as opioids. Opioids are highly addictive pain-relieving drugs that include heroin and various prescription medications like hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl. The opioid crisis has affected the State of New York and the entire nation; according…

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U.S. Senate Fails to Ban Late-Term Abortion

The State of New York is represented in the United States Senate by Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. Both senators have long, odious histories of enthusiastic support for abortion. Sen. Schumer—who served as Senate Minority Leader—is an outspoken defender of Planned Parenthood who attracted media attention last year after inaccurately stating that the…

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Supreme Court To Hear Pregnancy Center Case

On March 20, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear a case that has major implications for pro-life pregnancy centers and free speech. The case, NIFLA v. Becerra, deals with California’s Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act, also known as the FACT Act. According to Fox News, this law requires…

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Senate Signals No Support For Cuomo’s Abortion Expansion

Albany Update has previously reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has littered his 2019 budget proposal with left-wing priorities that have little or no fiscal impact. Those priorities include an emergency contraception insurance mandate, a study on the potential legalization of recreational marijuana, a so-called “equal rights” amendment that could allow courts to read “transgender rights”…

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The Tide Is Turning

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues his assault on the sanctity of life here in New York, the news from Washington, D.C. is very different. On the national level, the tide is turning—and it’s turning against abortion. Here are a few encouraging signs from our nation’s capital: On Thursday, January 18, the Trump Administration announced the…

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Cuomo Pushes Abortion Expansion In Budget

In 2013, pro-life allies across New York banded together to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill. Since that time, the Governor’s abortion expansion efforts have been on the back burner in Albany—until now. As Albany Update reported last week, Gov. Cuomo has included abortion expansion language in his proposed New York State Budget. The…

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New Surrogacy Report Births Confusion

In 1992, Gov. Mario Cuomo signed legislation banning paid surrogacy in the State of New York. Paid surrogacy is the practice in which a woman is paid to become pregnant, carry an unborn child to term, and—after the child is born—to relinquish that child to the person or persons who paid for her services. This…

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Women’s Agenda Saddled With Abortion Expansion

As a Christian organization, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms believes that the well-being of women and girls is of great importance. Women, like men, are bearers of the divine image. While women’s roles differ from men’s roles in the home and in the church, women’s value and worth in God’s sight is equal to that…

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The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act Rears Its Head

The 2018 legislative session has only just begun, but the assault on human life and religious liberty is already underway. At this writing, the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) is ready for a vote in the New York State Assembly in the immediate future. This bill, which has passed the Assembly in past years, is…

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Tenacity In Tennessee Leads To A Huge Pro-Life Win

“[With] God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26b). A recent court victory regarding a pro-life state constitutional amendment illustrates the importance of faith and perseverance in the fight for life. According to the Baptist Press, a federal appellate court has upheld the outcome of a 2014 vote by the people of the State of Tennessee…

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