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Archive for May 2019

Statement on Passing of Sen. Jackie Winters

Senator Jackie Winters (R, SD 10) passed away Wednesday, May 29, after a battle with lung cancer. She was 82 — the state’s longest serving black senator. Fully convinced that everyone deserves an advocate, she had a 100% pro-life voting record and was endorsed by ORTL PAC. “It has been an honor to work with Senator Winters…

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While SCOTUS Ruled on Abortion, Oregonians Lobbied at the Capitol

Tuesday, May 28, the Supreme Court of the United States made a much awaited ruling on state abortion laws. The decision keeps requirements in place that the remains of aborted babies in Indiana be buried or cremated. Unfortunately, abortions sought due to a baby’s gender, race, ethnicity, or potential disability will continue. At the same time,…

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ORTL Statement on Election 2019 Results

Election 2019 revealed a strong, dedicated pro-life voting bloc continues to exist in Oregon. Where results are in, ORTL PAC-endorsed candidates won over two-thirds of their races. After last night, there is a new pro-life majority of five to two on the Salem-Keizer District board. “Last night’s election proved that a very healthy pro-life voting bloc still…

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Despite Bipartisan Opposition, SB 579 Passes Senate

Senate Bill 579 would eliminate physician-assisted suicide waiting periods for those near death. The Oregon Senate passed the bill 16-11. “Every person has a right to be valued and treated ethically, especially during their last days of life,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Persons near death deserve the same protections under the law.  Even more,…

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HB 2217 legalizes 20th-century Kevorkian suicide machines

Pro-death politicians have proposed four bills to expand Oregon’s assisted suicide law. Fortunately, two of them did not move forward. However, House Bill 2217 and Senate Bill 579 are still moving through the legislative process. The ugly truth about HB 2217 and its impact on vulnerable Oregonians needs to be known if there is any…

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