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Diocese of Ogdensburg

Respect Life

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

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.

 

https://www.usccb.org/resources/letters-pharmaceutical-companies

New York State Vital Statistics

The New York State Vital Statistics (2018) are available at the link below.

The 2019 statistics will be released sometime in 2021.

 

https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/vital_statistics/2018/

USCCB Statement on use of new Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

If one can choose...the vaccine with the least connection to abortion-derived cell lines should be chosen...Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines should be chosen over Johnson & Johnson’s.

 

https://www.usccb.org/news/2021/us-bishop-chairmen-doctrine-and-pro-life-address-use-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine?fbclid=IwAR1O16iiORG1JiSeII_wdWARaKAZhu1GefMysJWo-WgZXCBbnbnGUhCslew

Legal Analysis of Assisted Suicide Bill

The bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide has been introduced in the Assembly, not the Senate but may be any day. The new fact sheet from the NYS Catholic Conference is available for educational purposes.

 

Fatal Flaws in Assisted Suicide Legislation Fact Sheet