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Political Tax Credit

The Oregon political tax credit has been instrumental in many pro-life victories. Most pro-lifers will definitely want to respond before the December 31st deadline. Please read the following explanation to see how the political tax credit can be a powerful resource in defense of life.

A married couple can give up to $100 to a qualified political organization and singles can give up to $50 - and then receive every penny back when they file their Oregon tax return. It’s really that simple.

When using Oregon Personal Income Tax Form 40, the contribution is noted on line 37.

When using Oregon Personal Income Tax Form 40-S you use Credit Code 723 on line 16.

This is money you cannot keep or give to your favorite charity. You must either give it to a qualified political organization or pay it in taxes. In other words, you can take a portion of the money you normally pay in state taxes and instead use it to help fight abortion or euthanasia. That’s why every pro-life taxpayer should be aware of the December 31st deadline. If you don't respond by then, the same amount of money will simply go to the state government.

You can contribute on your credit card or by check. To contribute online, visit our Donate Online page. To send your Political Tax Credit via regular mail, simply print off the Donate Online form (to access the form, click on the ORTL-PAC "Click to Donate" button)and mail your check or credit card information to:

ORTL-PAC 4335 River Rd. N. Salem, OR 97303.


For more information on the Oregon Political Tax Credit visit the Oregon Department of Revenue's Political Contributions Tax Credit information page.


From The Executive Director

Thursday, December 04, 2014
Gayle Atteberry

Having recently begun battling aggressive breast cancer, I have become aware of the importance of, and increasingly grateful for, friends. Friends have literally come out of the woodwork to support me, sending emails, texts, letters, flowers, and showering me with hugs and pats on the back. Many of these friends are new, ones who do not know me personally, but are friends of friends, or on church prayer chains or just know me because of my position at Oregon Right to Life.

Words cannot express how much their support has meant to me. In dark days or moments, there has always come an unexpected encouraging word which transports me from depression to hope. I have a new appreciation for how much the simplest form of encouragement can mean and have vowed to never let an opportunity slip by where I might be able to encourage someone else in their time of need.

This has made me think about Brittany Maynard, the young woman who recently killed herself via Oregon’s assisted suicide law because of her brain cancer. How might her life have changed if she had been surrounded by friends like I have? Friends who begged her not to kill herself and promised to stand by her until nature took its course? Friends who told her they were praying to our Sovereign God who could change her outcome or give her strength to get through to the end? Friends who would give her hope and courage to live. Many who have been diagnosed with her type of cancer or similar testify to their hope and courage and of outliving the original prognosis. They have been surrounded by friends who gave them the hope and courage they needed. A good friend of mine outlived her original prognosis by five years.

I think of the faithful pro-lifers who pray outside abortion clinics. The wonderful 40 Days for Life prayer warriors have told me of their many conversations with abortion-minded women and men. They have been making an impact in their thinking and have saved many babies. They were friends to these women and their babies. I think of other of my friends who have intervened in a friend’s life to save a baby who was originally destined for abortion.

Where can you and I be a friend to someone who needs a kind word? I encourage you to be on the lookout for those around you who are in need of a kind word or act. Do you have an older relative, or a neighbor down the street who needs to know they are appreciated and life is still worth living? Do you have a friend suffering from a serious or chronic illness? Can you join a 40 Days for Life or other sidewalk ministry and be a potential friend to women entering the abortion clinic? There are countless ways God can use each one of us if we are on the lookout and are willing to extend ourselves, even in small ways.

I challenge you to join me in never letting an opportunity slip by where you might be able to encourage someone in their time of need.

P.S. With my breast cancer, I continue in chemo and will follow with radiation. The doctor says I am doing good and gives me a hopeful prognosis. I am optimistic. Thank you for your prayers.

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