California and New York Catholic conference leaders are emphasizing the need for pro-life advocates to redouble their efforts to advocate for abortion alternatives and walk with pregnant women after politicians in those states announced plans to expand abortion access.
New York State Catholic Conference
NYS Catholic Conference Names Kristen Curran Director of Government Relations
The New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) has appointed Kristen Curran to serve as its new director of government relations — a crucial post for the Albany-based conference, which represents the bishops of New York State in public policy matters.
New York Bishops’ Group Urges State Representatives to Support Hyde Amendment Renewal
The New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the bishops of New York in public policy matters, sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation urging them “to reject taxpayer funding of abortion, and to oppose appropriations bills that do not include the long-standing, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and related pro-life policies.”
New York State Catholic Conference Appoints New Executive Director
The New York State Catholic Conference has appointed Dennis Poust as its Executive Director.
State Assembly Considers Bill to Allow Doctor-Assisted Suicide
There are nine states in the United State that allow physician-assisted suicide and pro-life supporters are determined to make sure New York doesn’t become the 10th.
Pro-Life Supporters Blast New York State Law Allowing Commercial Surrogacy
A new state law allowing couples to hire women to give birth to their children for a fee will have all sorts of negative ramifications, according to Catholic leaders and pro-life supporters who are speaking out against it.
Child Abuse Law Signed in New York Long After Diocese’s Adoption
Fourteen years after the Diocese of Brooklyn began to offer programs in parishes and schools to prevent abuse of minors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “Erin’s Law” on Aug. 29, requiring public schools in New York state to have a similar program.
A Catholic Push for Pro-Pregnancy Bills
In the aftermath of the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in January, the New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) continues to lobby for bills that would help pregnant women and boost adoption, while opposing bills that it deems harmful to life at any stage.
NY Legislature Approves Child Victims Act
The New York Assembly and Senate approve Child Victims Act Monday, January 28, by an overwhelming majority.
Reminder That Doctors Are Healers Not Killers
Applying Catholic principles about death and dying issues to New York State laws was the topic for Kathleen Gallagher of the New York State Catholic Conference, when she visited Brooklyn Wednesday evening, Oct. 5.