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LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

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Please help us SAVE HYDE! The Hyde Amendment is a bipartisan amendment, initially signed into law by Democratic President Jimmy Carter, and supported by President Obama. The HYDE Amendment helps prevent FEDERAL FUNDING OF ABORTION. Studies show that the Hyde Amendment has saved 2,000,000 lives since it was instituted. Please sign one of these petitions if you want to help SAVE HYDE. The  current presidential administration wants to eliminate HYDE. 

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Please speak out to SAVE HYDE!
FCLNY is non-partisan, but works with diverse ideological organizations that align with our goals.

URGENT CALL TO ACTION! Please call and email your NYS Legislators, today!

Any Questions-Email us at info@fclny.org 

Go to the websites below to find and contact NYS Legislators

 

Vote NO- Limited Pregnancy Services Study These bills are likely to adversely impact pro-life NYS Pregnancy Resource Centers because they do not provide or promote abortion services. Women facing unplanned pregnancies need life-affirming options! #A. 5499, #S. 470

Vote YES- Medicaid Coverage for Childbirth. These bills require medicaid coverage for hospital stays 48/96 hours for moms and their newborn babies. #A. 3386, #S. 916

Vote NO- Physician Assisted Suicide. Proposed law allows medical doctors to prescribe lethal amounts of medication for the purpose of ending a patient's life. #A. 4321-A

 

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FCLNY is non-sectarian, but works with diverse religious organizations that align with our goals.

REPEAL THE RHA!

Dear NYS State Legislature

 

The RHA Degrades Women and Dehumanizes Children.  NY's Reproductive Health Act  (RHA) is an embarrassment to women and the State of New York

 

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New York enacted the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) in January, 2019. This law allows for the killing of viable unborn children, including healthy children in utero, for any reason within 24 weeks of pregnancy. Modern medical science is clear that unborn children can be viable (capable of survival outside the womb) as early as 22-23 weeks gestation.

The RHA permits killing viable unborn children, including healthy children in utero, during the later-second and third trimester of pregnancy for reasons unrelated to a mother's physical health. In NY, approximately 1,500 unborn children are aborted each year at 20+ weeks gestation. Studies show most later-term abortions are 'elective.'

The RHA did away with NY's longstanding fetal homicide law. Because of the RHA it is no longer a crime in NY for abusers to kill viable unborn children, including wanted unborn children, in attacks on their mothers. 

The RHA allows for an undefined group of health care practitioners to perform abortions, including surgical, second and third trimester abortions. Studies show that even mid-level health care providers that perform abortions have higher rates of “incomplete abortion,” uterine “perforation” and “hemorrhage” than physicians performing abortions.

The RHA eradicated NY Public Health Law (PHL) 4164, which allows for later-second and third trimester abortions to occur in facilities other than hospitals. According to studies, including, Risk Factors for Legal Induced Abortion-Related Mortality in the United States, the "risk of death" for "women obtaining legally induced abortions" "increase[s] exponentially by 38% for each additional week of gestation.”

Eliminating PHL 4164 also allows for infants who survive abortion to die without adequate "medical care" or without a second physician present to care for that infant. According to the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention children are sometimes born alive during later-term induced abortions.  

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