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SCOTUS Upholds Safety Protocols for Chemical Abortions

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld important safety protocols for chemical abortions. The Food and Drug Administration’s rule requires a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before undergoing a chemical (“medication”) abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Supreme Court was right to uphold the minimum safety protocols for chemical abortions,” says…

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Inclusivity in the Pro-Life Movement: From Our President

I can’t think of a better time as pro-lifers to renew our commitment to life-issues unity than the recent election of politicians who have built careers around advancing pro-choice policies. The idea that innocent human life should be protected is one that anyone can agree with, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. …

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Portland Archdiocese Participates in National Service Project for Moms

2020 could be historically remembered as “The Year When Everything Hurt.” Every facet of life has been affected, often negatively, for nearly all people groups. This description includes pregnant girls and women in crisis. With the advent of massive job losses, nationwide lockdowns, social isolation and more, what was previously difficult (securing safe housing, finding…

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Launch Leadership Training Slated for Spring Break

Launch, Oregon Right to Life’s annual training for young pro-life advocates, takes off on Sunday, March 21 and runs through Wednesday, March 24 at Macleay Conference & Retreat Center in Salem.  Once known as Camp Joshua, ORTL rebranded the annual training for 16- to 21-year-olds in 2018. With a new name, logo and speakers, Launch…

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In Beaverton, Mothers in Crisis Have a Road to Hope

Leona Bicknese hears the stories frequently. One woman had an abortion scheduled but canceled the day she was accepted into Road to Hope Maternity Home in Beaverton. Some clients were human trafficking victims before finally finding safe housing for both themselves and their children at Road to Hope. Others have never known a single relative…

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