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New York State Catholic Conference 2021 End-of-Session Round-Up

Thank you for your support of the NYS Catholic Action Network. The 2021 Legislative Session in Albany has adjourned, although lawmakers may return at some point this summer if agreement is reached on certain legislation. We appreciate your action on several bills throughout the session. Here are updates on legislation of interest to the New York State Catholic Conference.

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The Equality Act and What It Means for Catholics

The Equality Act may sound harmless but its dangerous implications are broad and far-reaching. Join us for a nationwide webinar to learn more about the Equality Act and its repercussions for families, faith, and freedom. The evening will be facilitated by Ryan T. Anderson, whose book on gender ideology was recently censored by Amazon - 

Read more: The Equality Act and What It Means for Catholics

Stop Assisted Suicide | New York State Catholic Conference

Physician-assisted suicide bills in New York, like similar bills that have passed in several other states, lack important safeguards, making coercion or misapplication of the law a serious threat.


*UPDATE ON PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE IN NYS: Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island) introduced the Senate version of the PAS bill on April 30th. The bill (S.6471-Savino/A.4321-A-Paulin) has not been considered at the committee level in the Senate or Assembly. This year’s legislative session ends June 10th. Please contact your representative to voice your opposition.

Development of Vaccines

The Vatican urges everyone concerned for the sanctity of life to protest the use of abortion-derived cell lines and advocate for the development of vaccines with no connection to abortion.

To make it easier to take this action, we provide the following link with sample letters to pharmaceutical companies that are using abortion-derived cell lines to produce and/or test vaccines.