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Reversing Roe Hurt the Pro-Life Movement in Blue States

By Albany Update | Jul 5, 2022

“In New York and California and other states, it’s like working under Newton’s third law of motion,” said evangelical Jason McGuire, who leads New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. McGuire has worked for 16 years in the state legislature on stemming abortion laws, often the lone lobbyist on the issue alongside the New York Catholic Conference.…

Abortion-rights amendment expected to advance in New York

By Albany Update | Jul 1, 2022

“Opponents of abortion criticized the amendment. Jason McGuire, the executive director of the conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said in a Twitter post the amendment would ‘pit conscience protections for Pro Life doctors against a woman seeking a late-term abortion.’” “A constitutional amendment requires the approval of two separately elected sessions of the Legislature. So, if the…

Roe decision leaves some Bronx residents outraged, others overjoyed

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2022

“While some people News 12 spoke to are worried about how this ruling could impact access to birth control and LGBTQ+ rights, a pro-life advocate says he is proud of today’s decision.” “‘Naturally moms want to protect and provide for their children and so we want to make sure as a pro-life community we’re doing…

Gov. Hochul calls court decision a ‘grave injustice,’ says New Yorkers’ right to abortion is protected

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2022

“Anti-abortion groups praised the court’s decision.” “Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian lobbying group, said he and his group ‘sometimes doubted that we would live to see the day when our prayers would be answered.’” “He said the court has ruled ‘correctly’ that there is no constitutional right to abortion.”…

AG Letitia James stakes post-Roe role for office

By Albany Update | Jun 28, 2022

“Advocates on the other side of the abortion debate, meanwhile, are also planning for the post-Roe world. Republicans running for statewide office have insisted current policy won’t change. But some advocates who oppose abortion signaled they will map out a national strategy.” “‘Today’s decision marks the beginning of a new stage of the pro-life movement…

Roe decision leaves some Bronx residents outraged, others overjoyed

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

“A pro-life advocate says he is proud of today’s decision.” “‘Naturally moms want to protect and provide for their children and so we want to make sure as a pro-life community we’re doing everything we can to help that mom feel empowered to choose life,’ said Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional…

Hochul sees NY as abortion ‘safe harbor,’ but that’s no sure bet

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

“Meanwhile, abortion opponents in New York and nationwide will be pressing to end abortion in the Empire State.” “‘We must keep fighting until the lives of unborn babies are fully protected in law, and the notion of abortion becomes so abhorrent that no mother would willfully choose it for her child,’ said Jason J. McGuire,…

New York reacts, as the Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

“Anti-abortion groups praised the court’s decision.” “Jason McGuire, with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian lobbying group, says his group ‘sometimes doubted that we would live to see the day when our prayers would be answered.’ He says the court has ruled ‘correctly’ that there is no constitutional right to abortion.” Source: “New…

Roe v. Wade overturned: Area residents see ruling as a blessing or disgrace

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

“Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, said since the group was formed in 1982, it and pro-life allies across the nation have prayed for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.” “‘We sometimes doubted that we would live to see the day when our prayers would be answered. After 40 long…

 Guest Editorial: SCOTUS Speaks; Roe Has Fallen

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States has made history. Today, the Court released its final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In Dobbs, the Court overruled its constitutionally groundless 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following comments: “Since New Yorkers for Constitutional…

Hochul calls court decision a ‘grave injustice,’ says New Yorkers’ right to abortion is protected

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

“Anti-abortion groups praised the court’s decision.” “Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian lobbying group, said he and his group ‘sometimes doubted that we would live to see the day when our prayers would be answered.’” “He said the court has ruled ‘correctly’ that there is no constitutional right to abortion.”…

With Roe v. Wade overturned, Hochul says New York will be an abortion ‘safe harbor’

By Albany Update | Jun 25, 2022

“Friday’s ruling opens a new era in the nation’s battle over abortion, with the issue now likely to dominate statehouses across the country. And while any dramatic curbs to abortion access are unlikely anytime soon in heavily Democratic New York, Jason J. McGuire, executive director of an anti-abortion group called New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms,…

Hochul Signs Six Bills Protecting Persons Needing Abortion Services and Providers

By Albany Update | Jun 14, 2022

“S.9384A/A.9818A includes abortion providers and patients in an address confidentiality program. Its sponsors were Sen. Cordell Cleare, D-Harlem, and Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Westchester.” “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms took issue with what it said was a ‘one-sided’ bill that should add pro-life organizations and centers to the address confidentiality program, given acts of violence against…

Groups On Both Sides Of Abortion Debate In NY Prepare For Court Ruling

By Albany Update | Jun 7, 2022

After the draft of the ruling was first made public in May, the social conservative group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms signaled it was cautiously optimistic the court would rule their way. “In New York, we have certainly seen abortion extremism on display. We expect that Planned Parenthood’s political allies, like Gov. Kathy Hochul and…

Why Overturning Roe Could Lead More Out-of-State Women To Seek Abortions In WNY

By Albany Update | May 9, 2022

“Meanwhile, if Roe is overturned, abortion law will merely revert to the states, said Rev. Jason J. McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, which opposes abortion rights.” “‘While there will be likely be an influx of women and young girls coming here to receive abortions (some of them brought here by their…

Abortion Debate Likely To Return To New York

By Albany Update | May 3, 2022

A draft ruling leaked to Politico shows a majority of the court is set to overturn the Roe decision, sending the issue back to state governments across the country. The development could mean a further patchwork of laws surrounding the issue.  For opponents of abortion, the news was seen as a potential relief.  “While it is important that…