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Leading in Oregon

From Our Executive Director

Turning Challenges Into Growth Opportunities

So what now? We are in a time of uncertainty rivaling any most of us have experienced. I found recently that a web-based journal for emergency preparedness noted that unprecedented was the word of the year for 2019. I wonder what word they will possibly choose for 2020? I am sure that each one of us is…

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How We Are Responding to COVID-19

When 2020 began, so did our fiftieth year of advocacy. While we are sad to still be needed 50 years later, we are proud to still be here and growing. We did not expect for things to change so quickly. The impact of the novel coronavirus is profound: half of my staff is working from…

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Non Nobis Solum Nati Sumus

Cicero said, “Non nobis solum nati sumus.” Not for ourselves alone are we born. Not for ourselves alone do we quarantine. Not for ourselves alone do we work and advocate. This week has been hard. Our PAC board needed to make a very difficult decision. It’s one of the hardest I’ve participated in during my 20+ year tenure at ORTL.…

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Life in Oregon

From Our Advocates

ORTL PAC Endorses Cliff Bentz

After a highly competitive primary election for the Second Congressional District, Oregon Right to Life PAC congratulates former state Senator Cliff Bentz on a hard fought win. The Oregon Right to Life PAC board voted to endorse Bentz in the general election. “Senator Cliff Bentz will be an excellent pro-life representative for the district and…

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Oregon PP Affiliates Received Millions in PPP Loans

Considering the crushing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress set aside $659 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program to save small businesses. There was nationwide outcry as it was discovered that corporations received forgivable loans undeservedly.  “When the Trump administration revealed the recipients of the SBA loans, there was disturbing information about Planned Parenthood affiliates…

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Statement on SCOTUS, Little Sisters

On July 8, the Supreme Court upheld the conscience rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor and also those of millions of Americans who sincerely object to abortion. “Even two of the Court’s liberal justices, Breyer and Kagan, acknowledged that the Constitution provides for and protects Americans’ conscience rights,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive…

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