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.
Since last month, the race for Governor of New York has completely changed. On the Republican side, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro—who had flirted with the idea of a run but decided against it several weeks ago—has reconsidered. Apparently, a campaign by some Republican New York assemblymembers and others to encourage Molinaro to run for…Read More
This fall, New York voters will have important choices to make at the polls. Voters will elect candidates to the four statewide elected offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Comptroller. Candidates are elected to these offices for four-year terms, and elections are held in even-numbered years that are not presidential election years. Also, voters…Read More
The race for who will serve as New York’s next governor is just getting started. On the Democratic side, two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the prohibitive favorite to receive the Democratic nomination. To date, former State Sen. Terry Gipson remains the only Democratic challenger, although actress Cynthia Nixon has not ruled out a primary…Read More
On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his eighth State of the State Address. As usual, the Address laid out the Governor’s goals and priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Gov. Cuomo organized his speech around three sets of challenges: Old challenges, such as racism and sexism; new challenges, such as terrorism and…Read More
State of Politics reports: Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb on Thursday [December 21, 2017] tapped Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R-Jamestown) to become the conference’s minority leader pro tempore, making him the GOP’s floor leader. “I am proud to announce the appointment of Assemblyman Andy Goodell as our new Minority Leader Pro Tempore,” Kolb said in…Read More