A Unified Voice for All New York State Catholics

The New York State Catholic Conference represents the Bishops of the state in working with government to shape laws and policies that pursue social justice, respect for life and the common good. We provide a unified voice for the eight dioceses of the state to speak on such issues as education, marriage, health care, poverty, abortion, euthanasia, social services, criminal justice and the environment. We apply the principles of Catholic social teaching to critical issues of the day and encourage citizen involvement in the legislative process.

Abortion expansion

Statement on Abortion Expansion

Catholic Conference statement on the passage of abortion expansion legislation (Reproductive Health Act). View here.

Abortion expansion vote

Abortion Expansion Legislative Roll Call

See how every member of the New York State Legislature voted on the so-called Reproductive Health Act, which Gov. Cuomo has signed into law. View here.

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