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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.

Asm. Marcos Crespo Sponsors Pro-Life Budget Amendment

By Albany Update | Apr 17, 2017

“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth…

Congress, End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood Now!

By Albany Update | Apr 7, 2017

America’s largest abortion provider is in the news again. The Center for Medical Progress recently released another investigative video on Planned Parenthood. In the video, a former Planned Parenthood medical director is asked about the procedure for verifying signs of life in a baby that survives an abortion. The doctor responds, “‘Well…the key is, you…

States Aren’t Buying Assisted Suicide

By Albany Update | Apr 3, 2017

The push to legalize physician-assisted suicide isn’t limited to the State of New York; in fact, according to Baptist Press, bills that would legalize physician-assisted suicide have been introduced in 24 states this year. However, proponents of assisted death—both here and in other states—are finding it difficult to garner support. Not a single state has…

Obamacare Repeal: What Went Wrong

By Albany Update | Apr 3, 2017

On March 24, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that their health insurance reform legislation, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), would not be brought to the floor of the House of Representatives. The bill failed to receive the support of a majority of the Members of the House; while most…

Congressman Faso Continues To Falter On Planned Parenthood Funding

By Albany Update | Mar 16, 2017

Should Planned Parenthood continue to receive taxpayer funding? For any pro-life American (and even for some Americans who identify as pro-choice), the answer is a clear “no.” Unfortunately, instead of standing firm on this important question, Republican Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) has been faltering. As some readers and listeners will recall, on Friday, January 27,…

Democrats Demand More Money For Planned Parenthood

By Albany Update | Mar 15, 2017

March is budget season in Albany. During the budget process, each House of the State Legislature submits a “one-house” budget resolution that lays out its priorities for the upcoming budget negotiations. This year, the Assembly’s Democratic majority released a one-house budget resolution that reportedly included $750,000 in new funding for Planned Parenthood. According to State…

The American Health Care Act: Pluses and Minuses

By Albany Update | Mar 15, 2017

For the past several years, many Republicans in Washington have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare if given the chance. Now that Republicans have obtained control of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the White House, they have a real opportunity to make good on these promises. However, Christian conservatives are growing increasingly…

The Boss Bill Is Back

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

The Boss Bill (S.3791-Krueger/A.566-Jaffee) is on the move in the New York State Assembly. The Boss Bill would ban employment discrimination based upon “reproductive health decision making.” Such a ban is completely unnecessary. Discrimination based upon pregnancy is already illegal under existing law. Furthermore, neither the bill text nor the sponsor’s memo identifies any instance…

Special Needs

Special Needs Adoption Bill Introduced

By Albany Update | Mar 4, 2017

Last year, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms advocated for the passage of the Special Needs Adoption Tax Deduction Bill. This legislation would have allowed the adoptive parents of a special needs child to deduct $10,000 from their gross income for tax purposes. Unfortunately, the bill was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In his veto message,…

Doctor-Prescribed Death Takes Effect In D.C.

By Albany Update | Feb 25, 2017

On February 18, 2017, Washington, D.C. became the seventh jurisdiction in the United States to legalize physician-assisted suicide. The District of Columbia passed the Death With Dignity Act in December. However, local ordinances passed in Washington, D.C. can be reversed by a congressional vote within a prescribed time period. While the House Committee on Oversight…

Congressman Proposes Permanent Ban Of Federal Abortion Funding

By Albany Update | Feb 24, 2017

While the illegitimate and baseless 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade makes it impossible for Congress to completely ban abortion, incremental steps can still be taken to make the procedure less available. Many pro-life efforts since 1973 have focused on such steps.     One area where progress should be made relates to taxpayer funding…

Pro-Lifers Protest Planned Parenthood

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

On February 11, 2017, pro-lifers across the United States gathered outside Planned Parenthood clinics to protest the continued federal funding of the abortion giant. According to ChristianNews.net, “[demonstrations] took place in a reported 45 states and at over 200 Planned Parenthood locations, from California to Alabama, to New York and Florida, with some gatherings drawing…

Obamacare Repeal Proving Tricky For Republicans

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

Imagine that you are in a time machine. That time machine takes you back to February 2011…or February 2012…or even February of last year. Once you are back in the past, someone asks you, “Wouldn’t it be great if Republicans took control of both Houses of Congress and the White House in 2016, and had…

Sen. Diane Savino Declares Physician-Assisted Suicide To Be ‘Safe’

By NYCF | Feb 17, 2017

As most pro-lifers know, the pro-abortion movement has used words like “safety” and “choice” to define their position for quite some time. Pro-abortion advocates nearly always describe themselves as “pro-choice”; this phrase is designed to take the listener’s focus away from the grisly reality of the abortion “choice.” In past years, pro-abortion advocates often stated…

#FalteringFaso Continues To Stumble

By NYCF | Feb 16, 2017

It was sad to see a representative with so much promise fail so miserably. In a floor vote, Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook), representing New York’s 19th Congressional District, chose to support Planned Parenthood and the Obama Administration over his pro-life base. On February 16, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on H. J. Res.…

Life-Affirming Cord Blood Bank Opens in Syracuse

By NYCF | Feb 12, 2017

On February 9, years of pro-life efforts came to fruition in Syracuse, New York upon the opening of the Upstate Cord Blood Bank at Upstate University Hospital. The Upstate Cord Blood Bank will harvest blood from the umbilical cords of newborn children so that the stem cells within that blood can be used for research…