"How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love." - BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Take action on legislative and other issues in New York State. See below for information and alerts on issues.

For public policy matters in New York State, the state’s bishops have set up the  Catholic Action Network, New York State Catholic Conference (CAN) .Register here to receive information and alerts on legislation and other issues.

The National Committee for a Human Life Amendment here is dedicated to pursuing this vision. The organization’s objectives include educating citizens, developing pro-life legislative networks, and offering programs in support of pro-life legislation. View or register to receive action alerts here.

Take Action Alert: Urge Congress to Stop Infanticide

Please urge your senator to co-sponsor and push for a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
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Bishop John Barres on the Abortion Expansion Act

In this special video Bishop Barres encourages us to contact our local legislators, elected officials, and continue to pray for a conversion of minds and hearts among the citizens of our State and our elected officials. 
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A Statement from the Catholic Bishops of New York State

The Governor and legislative leaders have promised to pass a dangerous proposal called the "Reproductive Health Act" on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
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Tax dollars should NOT be funding abortion. Tell Congress NOW.

Stop federal tax dollars from being used to provide or promote abortion.
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Stop The Abortion Expansion Act: Lives in the Balance

The Governor and legislative leaders have promised to pass a dangerous proposal called the "Reproductive Health Act" early in the 2019 legislative session. It would eliminate New York's current restrictions on late-term abortion, empower non-doctors to perform abortions.
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Americans Should Know When Their Health Plan Covers Abortion

The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed a new rule that would require insurance companies to send their customers a separate monthly bill for the part of their health premium that covers abortion.
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Urge your Representative and Senators to repeal the “Parking Lot Tax!”

Take Action: Contact your U.S. senators and representatives today and ask them to repeal Section 512(a)(7) and stop this new tax on churches and nonprofits!
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Tell Congress Dehumanizing Any Person is Wrong

Whether your Member of Congress and Senators support life, or do not, they ought to hear from you.  
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Take Action: Don’t Make Us Pay for Purchase of Aborted Fetal Organs

Last month, news reports revealed that the Food and Drug Administration signed a new contract to acquire “fresh” aborted fetal organs for research creating so-called “humanized mice” with human immune systems. Yesterday, the U.S. Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities joined 44 o
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TAKE ACTION: Abortion is NOT Family Planning! – Show your support for the “Protect Life Rule”

The Trump Administration just proposed new regulations to help ensure that abortion is separated from the federal Title X family planning program. The Administration has opened a 60-day comment period ending on July 31, 2018 and is accepting comments on the proposed rule. 
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Update on Conscience Protection Act

Unfortunately, the U.S. Congress failed to enact the CPA as part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill, as we hoped. We urge you to contact Congress over their failure to act.
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Catholic Bishops’ Statement on US Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities called the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling”.
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