Pro-Life Alert: Abortion Extremism Denied In Budget Bills

As of Friday, April 19, the 2024-2025 New York State Budget is 19 days late, but there is an end in sight. Following a cyberattack that crippled the Bill Drafting Commission earlier this week, Albany is starting to pass Budget bills.

While negotiations on some issues are ongoing, some budget bills have been released to the public. One such budget bill is the bill pertaining to health and human services (Bill S.8307-C-Budget/A.8807-C-Budget). New York Families Action recently alerted our supporters to two anti-life measures that were included in a previous version of this bill. The first such measure was the Free Abortions for Out-of-Staters Act, which would increase access to abortion, pay for abortions for women who cannot afford them, and offer “practical support” to women seeking abortions. The second was a bill that would expressly allow minors to consent to abortion without parental involvement.

New York Families is pleased to announce that these two anti-life measures were deleted from the most recent version of the health and human services budget bill. We will continue to monitor budget-related developments in an effort to stop these measures from resurfacing. We thank all of our friends and supporters who responded to our recent action alert by contacting their legislators.

It is possible that this language could still pop out sometime this weekend in a yet-to-be-released budget bill known as the “Big Ugly,” which includes many controversial policies, but that seems unlikely at this point.

One of the reasons that our organization invests so heavily in the technology that allows our supporters to easily contact their legislators is so you can participate in pro-life victories like this one. Let’s keep winning these legislative fights! Please consider a financial contribution to our work today. It would be a great encouragement to us as we grind it out in these final hours of the Budget battle.

Thank you for your responding to our calls to action and for your prayer and financial support!