Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_top position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_bottom position below the menu.

Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.
Who We Are

Who We Are

In his 2013 State of the State Address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared his enthusiastic support for a bill that would expand access to late-term abortion. New Yorkers for Life was birthed to challenge the Governor's abortion expansion agenda, and, in so doing, to protect vulnerable unborn children.

Initially, New Yorkers for Life focused its efforts on blocking the passage of the abortion expansion bill known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). However, in an effort to pressure legislators into voting in favor of abortion expansion legislation, Gov. Cuomo and his allies drafted a modified abortion expansion bill and linked it to nine other proposals that affect women. The combined ten-point package is known as the Women’s Equality Act. The New York State Assembly passed the WEA by a wide margin in 2013. The New York State Senate, on the other hand, passed the nine non-abortion-related parts of the WEA, but declined to bring the abortion expansion bill to a vote. On the final day of the 2013 legislative session, pro-abortion senators attempted a procedural maneuver that would have attached abortion expansion legislation to another bill; following intense lobbying efforts by New Yorkers for Life and its supporting organizations, this attempt failed by a razor-thin margin of 31-32.

On the first day of the 2015 legislative session, the State Senate again passed the non-abortion-related parts of the WEA, but declined to bring the abortion expansion bill to a vote. In a major pro-life victory, the Assembly agreed to break up the ten-point package and start passing the individual bills. On March 25, 2015 the Assembly passed stand-alone abortion expansion legislation (A.6221 – Glick/S.4432 – Stewart-Cousins) by a vote of 95-51; thankfully, however, this bill is going nowhere in the Senate.

In 2015, a new front emerged in the ongoing battle over the sanctity of human life: Physician-assisted suicide. Multiple bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide have been introduced in the New York State Legislature, and national organizations are involved in promoting them. While Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau) has stated his opposition to physician-assisted suicide, New Yorkers for Life is concerned about these bills because of the media attention this issue is receiving and because of the well-funded support for so-called “death with dignity.”

New Yorkers for Life is a coalition effort that is primarily led by coalition partner New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF), New York's evangelical Christian advocacy organization. New Yorkers for Life was initially formed as a single-issue coalition focused on opposition to abortion expansion. As of 2015, New Yorkers for Life has broadened its focus to include opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Today, we are a diverse, statewide coalition formed to protect and respect innocent human life from its beginning to its natural end.