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Gov. Brown Carves Out Exemption for Allies

Salem, OR — Oregon is facing an unprecedented challenge in the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Kate Brown waited more than a month after Washington’s first positive result to request additional personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile. As of March 25, the state has exhausted all of its emergency stockpile of surgical masks, 80%…

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Ninth Circuit Allows Title X Rules to Take Effect

Salem, OR — On February 24, the Ninth Circuit Court allowed heavily-contested changes to the Title X program to take effect. The rules are intended to prevent the family-planning program from being used to fund abortion businesses. “These changes protect the original intent of the program: family planning,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Abortion…

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Supreme Court: Kentucky’s pro-life law standsIn early December, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a ruling which upheld a Kentucky law (HB 2) that requires abortionists to perform an ultrasound, describe the results to the mother, and play the unborn baby’s heartbeat aloud before an abortion. Doctors who violate the law…

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Medication Abortions on the Rise

By Crystal Kupper Even as overall abortion rates have declined in the United States, one specific abortion method has steadily grown in usage: medication abortion. Also known as RU-486, the abortion pill, or mifepristone, this two-drug regimen first blocks progesterone which causes the lining of the mother’s uterus to break down, cutting off blood and…

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Our First Years

Excerpts from an article by dave Porter Life in Oregon, august-September, 1995 Four families, the Kleins, the Klupengers, the Betscharts, and the Hertls, recognized the need to organize a pro-life group. With the pro-bono help of attorney Fred Granata, on August 22, 1970, they submitted incorporation papers to the state of Oregon as “Right to…

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