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Archive for July 2017

Sweet Victory!

Gayle Atteberry ORTL Executive Director

Our battle for the lives of innocents, those patients who are conscious but incompetent, has a happy ending! After Senate Bill 494 passed in the Senate (17-13), the deadly bill went to the House. Because of excellent work by pro-life House members, SB 494 was referred to the House Judiciary Committee, killing the bill. Oregon…

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Lessons Learned in the Oregon Legislature

David Kilada Political Director

This summer is a time of transition for our PAC as the legislative session wraps up and Lois Anderson prepares to become Oregon Right to Life’s executive director. I’ve learned that it’s helpful to process what each season teaches us and use that to plan for next time. I want to share some observations about…

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School Board Election Victories!

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Pro-life voices on school boards are important for several reasons. Not only do school board members affect education policy, they become community leaders with influence beyond their offices. Most importantly, their efforts keep Planned Parenthood away from our children. On May 16, pro-lifers made a difference in several school board elections. Here are the highlights:…

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Senate Vote on Replacing Obamacare Postponed

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After announcing that the Senate would vote during the last week in June on a bill to replace Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote. Following months of trying to iron out language that will keep both liberal and conservatives happy, there was not enough support to pass the bill. McConnell expects a…

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Advance Directives

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The 2017 legislative battle over proposed deadly changes to Oregon’s advance directive has highlighted the importance of this document. Oregon has a good advance directive and Oregonians should take advantage of this document which addresses health care decisions at the end of life.  Advance directives become essential when a person becomes unable to make health…

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