PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE
The Bible teaches that each person is made in the image of God, and that human life is sacred. Abortion is morally wrong, is the primary justice issue of the 21st century, and should be unlawful unless it is medically necessary to save a mother's life. Given the unfortunate legality of abortion, NYCF PAC supports legislative proposals that would make abortion significantly rarer. Specifically, NYCF PAC supports legislation that would require waiting periods, informed consent, and prior ultrasounds, that would make taxpayer funding unavailable for abortion, that would ban sex selection abortion, and that would mandate parental involvement in abortion decisions made by minors. NYCF PAC also supports legislative efforts to provide legal protections for unborn children and for children born alive following abortions. NYCF PAC opposes abortifacient pills and the morning-after pill. NYCF PAC supports legislation to protect against human cloning, embryo-destructive stem cell research, euthanasia, and assisted suicide.
Back in June, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the case of Janus v. AFSCME. In Janus, the Court “barred public-sector labor unions from forcing non-members to pay agency fees.” The decision was a win for social conservatives because it will deprive public-sector labor unions of a significant amount of funds; given that public-sector unions in New…Read More
Cynthia Nixon, the left-wing actress and activist challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this year’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, supports a so-called universal health care bill. Unfortunately, Nixon isn’t the only person who supports this bad idea. In fact, the New York State Assembly has passed a universal health care bill every year since 2015 (thankfully, the State Senate…Read More
Eric Schneiderman has resigned his post as New York State Attorney General following allegations of violence against women. Schneiderman was first elected Attorney General in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Schneiderman had served in the New York State Senate since 1999. Schneiderman’s resignation took effect on May 8, 2018.…Read More
Sen. Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) recently announced that she would not seek re-election this fall. Sen. Marchione was first elected to represent New York’s 43rd Senate District (which includes Columbia County and portions of Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Washington Counties) in 2012. At that time, then-Saratoga County Clerk Marchione challenged Sen. Roy McDonald in a hard-fought Republican…Read More
Three Members of the New York State Senate announced last week that they would not seek re-election to their respective posts. On April 27, longtime Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mt. Hope) announced that he would retire from the Senate at the end of this year. Sen. Bonacic, 75, has served in the Senate since 1999, and…Read More