Lane County Student Wins Annual Oratory Contest

The Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation (ORTLEF) hosted its Oratory Competition on March 2, 2024, at the annual Together We Advocate conference.

As part of the student contest program, individuals in 11th and 12th grades have the opportunity to present their pro-life stance on the topics of abortion, euthanasia, stem cell/cloning research or infanticide.

This year, four students from across the state competed for the first place title. 

First prize winner Joseph M. from Lane County, pictured above (fourth from the left), will be presenting his winning speech on abortion at the National Right to Life Convention this June in Arlington, Virginia. The ORTLEF student contest also includes short film creations, drawings and essays. 

To see the 2024 contest winners’ submissions, visit


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