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Protecting Human Life

Proposed IVF Mandate Raises Pro-Life Concerns

The proposed In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Insurance Mandate (Bill S.8441-A-Phillips) would require insurance policies that cover hospital, surgical, or medical care to provide $50,000 of coverage for in vitro fertilization. This legislation is ill-advised. In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology in which an embryo is made in a test tube and injected into…

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NYCF-Supported Bills Sail Through Senate Education

Two bills supported by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms recently advanced through the New York State Senate Education Committee. The first of the two bills is the Homeschool Equal Access Bill (Bill S.5131-A-Robach/A.8969-Woerner). The Homeschool Equal Access Bill would require fair practices by institutions of higher education in regard to the admission of homeschooled high…

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Pro-Life Democrats Are An Endangered Species

The recent State Senate drama surrounding abortion expansion is driven by arithmetic. Because Republicans—with the help of Democratic Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn)—hold a 32-31 Senate majority, and because Republican Sen. Tom Croci (R-Islip) is on active duty in the U.S. Navy, the Senate is deadlocked. This deadlock has given Senate Democrats an opportunity to pressure…

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Senate Abortion Expansion Saga Continues

Last week’s Albany Update reported on State Senate Democrats’ attempts to force floor votes on abortion expansion and on an abortion pill insurance mandate. We’d love to be able to say that this battle is over, but it isn’t. Over the past week, Senate Democrats continued their efforts to force votes on these horrendous bills.…

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Senate GOP Stands Firm Against Democrats’ Abortion Expansion Demands

Last week, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and other pro-life allies faced a near-crisis in the New York State Senate, as Senate Democrats attempted to force votes on two pro-abortion bills. Which two pro-abortion bills, you ask? The abortion pill insurance mandate known as the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) (A.9957-Cahill) and—worse yet—the cruel, barbaric…

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State Teachers’ Union Needs A Schooling

Unions are supposed to bargain for better pay and benefits, but unfortunately much of the dues they collect gets spent on political and social activism. Too often, unions promote a radical agenda at odds with the Christian values that New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is working so hard to preserve and share. For example, if…

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Congressional Candidate Tries To Have It Both Ways On Abortion

Deuteronomy 30:19: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live…” A funny thing is happening in Syracuse: A Democratic candidate for Congress is trying to be pro-life and pro-choice…

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HHS Proposes Pro-Life Amendments to Title X Regulations

In a victory for the pro-life movement, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced proposed amendments to the Title X Family Planning Grant Program. If adopted, the proposed amendments would make several positive changes. First, HHS has stated that the amendments would “[require] clear financial and physical separation between Title…

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Miscarriage Bill Offers Comfort To Grieving Parents

A new bill introduced this year in the New York State Legislature would help families who are grieving the loss of a child through miscarriage. Bill S.7863-Tedisco/A.10013-Crespo provides that “[in] the case of a spontaneous fetal death at any gestational age, the attending physician…shall ensure that the mother of the fetus is informed of her…

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Assembly Has A Hearing Problem With Paid Surrogacy

As Albany Update has previously reported, the Assembly Health Committee and the Assembly Judiciary Committee have scheduled a joint hearing on paid surrogacy. The proposed paid surrogacy legislation, known as the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) (Bill S.17-A-Hoylman/A.6959-A-Paulin), is one of the most misleadingly named bills we have ever seen. The hearing is to be held on…

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