The New York State budget is in the last days of negotiation.  Several important items need our immediate attention:
  • The governor proposed a $1000 tax deduction for parents who are paying private and parochial school tuition.  News reports indicate that this provision will be dropped from the final budget.
  • It is likely that the final budget will include hundreds of millions of dollars in public funding for embryonic stem cell research, including human cloning.
Please contact your state representative immediately on these vital issues.  Go to, click on "Take Action" and send an email to your Senator and Assembly Representative.
Thank you.

Sincerely in Christ,
Edward T. Mechmann, Esq.
Assistant Director
Family Life/Respect Life Office
1011 FIrst Avenue
New York, NY 10022
212-371-1011, ext. 2807