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Archive for June 2019

In Memoriam of Dr. Russell Sacco

After a fight with cancer, the pro-life movement lost one of its unsung heroes, Dr. Russell Sacco, this June. A father of four and grandfather to eight, he is also survived by Elizabeth, his loving wife of 58 years. Dr. Sacco, a urologist who practiced in Oregon and one of the founding members of Oregon…

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9th Circuit Court Upholds Protect Life Rules

On June 20, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Protect Life Rule. Providers will have to separate family planning services from abortion services if they want to keep receiving federal money. The effect of the ruling will lift the injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Michael J. McShane on April 23. The ruling…

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Oregon Legislature Eliminates PAS Waiting Periods

Senate Bill 579 eliminates physician-assisted suicide waiting periods for those diagnosed as near death. The Oregon House passed the bill 35-22 yesterday. It will now become law unless the governor vetoes it. “The Legislature heard from highly qualified and experienced medical professionals who testified that this bill is not only unnecessary but dangerous,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director.…

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Despite bipartisan Senate opposition, House moves forward with SB 579

Senate Bill 579 would eliminate physician-assisted suicide waiting periods for those near death. The Oregon Senate passed the bill 16-11 with Democratic Senators Courtney and Gelser opposing the bill. SB 579 has been scheduled for a public hearing and work session for tomorrow in the House Rules Committee. “Every person has a right to be valued…

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