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Archive for February 2021

Abortion is Not “Essential”

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown made decisions about what businesses and industries were “essential” during the year-long shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Health care providers were deemed “non-essential” on March 19, 2020 when Gov. Brown signed an executive order calling for the temporary end of all elective procedures. Hospitals, clinics and dentist offices,…

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Planned Parenthood Increases Abortions by 6.6% in One Year

Kate Brown at PP rally

This week, Planned Parenthood released their 2019-2020 annual report. Here are some of the major takeaways from the report: As the nation’s largest provider of abortion, Planned Parenthood performed a record number of abortions: 354,871, a 6.6% increase from the prior year. Planned Parenthood received $616.1 million from the American taxpayers. Planned Parenthood’s total revenue…

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From an Advocate: I’m a Pro-Life Democrat

When Milwaukie resident Heather Wakem was a teenager, she volunteered as a Planned Parenthood telephone fundraiser. She came from a staunchly Democratic family, after all, and working for the pro-choice cause was only natural.  “One of the things I appreciate about the Democratic Party is a reverence for science and fact,” Wakem says. “With a…

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Lozier Institute Releases COVID Vaccine Guidance

The end of 2020 brought not only another extended state of emergency for Oregon, but also the highly-anticipated release of a COVID-19 vaccine. At press time, two pharmaceutical companies — Pfizer and Moderna — have released their shots to the masses in hopes of suppressing coronavirus symptoms while possibly slowing transmission rates. At least a…

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A Message from Our President

Our board president Melody Durrett delivered the following message at the virtual Oregon March for Life on January 25. Today, I’d love to talk about optimism and uniting together in the pro-life movement. Last year and this year continue to shake up our culture and our world. As we now face a federal administration that…

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