The Issues of Pro-Life

Our efforts are directed to restoring legal protection to the lives of unborn children and those vulnerable to pressures to end their lives by assisted suicide, and to providing morally acceptable alternatives to abortion and assisted suicide.

USCCB - March 2, 2021

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

“The approval of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in the United States again raises questions about the moral permissibility of using vaccines developed, tested, and/or produced with the help of abortion-derived cell lines…

USCCB - February 2, 2021

Samples letters to Urge Pharmaceutical Companies to Stop Using Abortion-Derived Cell Lines



 January 9, 2020
-Governor Cuomo Unveils 16th Proposal of 2020 State of the State: Legalizing Gestational Surrogacy

-NYSCC Statement on Commercial Surrogacy Proposal - Published January 8, 2020

- NYSCC Action Alert Maintain NY's ban on surrogacy   Updated opposing commercial surrogacy

- NYSCC Gestational Surrogacy - Published June 10, 2019
The Governor Pushes to Legalize Baby-Selling by Ed Mechmann


Abortion and Planned Parenthood
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Assisted Suicide and End-of-Life Decisions
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Abortion and Planned Parenthood

2014 vital statistics about pregnancy, birth, abortion and more in New York State


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Additional articles and links on Abortion:

Cardinal O'Malley urges support for Senate bill to defund Planned Parenthood
Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage
A.6221 Glick/S.4432 Stewart-Cousins: In relation to abortion expansion

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End of Life Decisions

Advances in medical technologies bring with them new means of curing disease and living longer, healthier lives than ever before. But they can also be the source of heightened patient anxiety about a needlessly prolonged, painful and expensive dying process. Medical advances bring with them new and complex questions with regard to medical treatments and moral decision-making.

Our Catholic faith offers both a long tradition of reflection and Church teaching to help guide us through these multifaceted issues. It is important not to let the struggle over such questions eclipse what should be transcendent and grace-filled moments in the dying process: attending to spiritual needs, healing broken relationships, and saying good-bye.

Difficult decisions about the use of medical technology at the end of life may be made easier if we take the time to express our wishes about end-of-life treatments before illness strikes. This guide is designed to explain the moral principles of Catholic teaching with regard to end-of-life decision-making and to outline the options that exist in New York State for advance care planning.

For more information, download the document "A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decision-Making" (English | Spanish)

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Help stop assisted suicide in New York

Additional articles and links on Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide legislation is bad medicine for all New Yorkers
New York Alliance Against Assisted Suicide
Talking points about assisted suicide legislation
When death is sought: Assisted suicide and euthanasia in the medical context
Memorandum: In relation to legalizing physician-assisted suicide
Physician-assisted suicide: Could it become legal in NY?
Give fatally ill patients the right to die (commentary)
Sen. Savio's end-of-life bill is a prescription for abuse
The love that led a couple to stand in front of a train 

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