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Posts by Reagan Knopp

A Proud, Pro-Life Oregonian 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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Oregon’s Legislative Process

On Monday, January 11, recently elected legislators were sworn into office, marking the official start of Oregon’s 81st Legislative Assembly. Much of the session will occur online, with the Capitol building closed to the public. Yet the process of creating new laws or repealing old ones remains mostly unchanged. It all starts with an idea.…

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School Board Elections Matter

Did you know that every year is an election year, including 2021? Voters are not choosing partisan candidates for President, however, or any other federal or state offices. The upcoming May 18 election is instead dedicated almost exclusively to choosing the members of your local school board.  Our state has more than 1,200 public schools…

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ORTL Produces 50th Anniversary Video

Plans to commemorate Oregon Right to Life’s 50th year of advocacy in 2020 took a much different path than anticipated. As with most events around the world, the team at ORTL has gone virtual with our own statewide celebration. A six-minute video highlighting the history, victories and challenges of the pro-life movement in Oregon over…

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The Era of Pro-Choice Republicans in Oregon is Over

For decades, pro-life Republican voters have sought strong pro-life candidates to represent their views. However, many prominent Republican candidates for office have refused to find common ground with the pro-life voters they claimed to represent. Republicans in the Second Congressional District resoundingly defeated Knute Buehler in the May primary. Nearly 70 percent of voters backed…

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