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Archive for May 2019

The three Oregon legislators pushing for lethal injection

House Bill 2217 would expand the ways that someone commits suicide under the “Death With Dignity” law. Senate Bill 579 would eliminate the waiting periods for those near death. Both are being pushed by Representative Mitch Greenlick (D, HD 33), Senator Floyd Prozanski (D, SD 4), and Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D, SD 17). “These…

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HB 2217: A Bill So Bad Both Sides Oppose It

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House Bill 2217 did not move after its public hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning, May 9, at the Oregon Capitol. “This bill is so dangerous and poorly crafted¬†that, for once,¬†assisted suicide advocates agree with us,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “We’ve been saying since this bill’s inception that it would place…

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HB 2217 Scheduled for Senate Judiciary Hearing

House Bill 2217 passed the Oregon House on April 22. It has been scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, May 9, at 8:30 am in Hearing Room C. “Without a doubt, this bill will place vulnerable Oregonians at greater risk of euthanasia,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. HB…

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Title X in the News

On Monday, April 29, in a stunning display of judicial activism, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane issued an order that prevented the Protect Life Rule from going into effect May 3, 2019. The proposed rule would ensure that taxpayer money designated for family planning would not fund abortion providers. It was disgraceful to see Governor…

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Conscience Protection Rule Supports Constitutional Rights

Thursday, May 2, 2019, President Trump announced a new HHS rule that would protect conscience rights of healthcare providers, allowing them to excuse themselves from performing or participating in abortions. “The new HHS rule goes a long way toward restoring and protecting freedom of conscience for healthcare workers,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “This…

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