2022 Launch Student Retreat in Salem a Rousing Success

Topics covered: embryology, abortion, physician assisted suicide, pro-life myths, pro-life apologetics and dialogue, post-abortion healing, politics 101 and student activism. Field trips: Hope Pregnancy Center, University of Portland and the State Capitol, including lunch with pro-life legislators (special thanks to Senator Tim Knopp, Representative Anna Scharf and Representative Rick Lewis).  Speakers: Emily Albrecht (Equal Rights […]

Anticipating the Next Chord

Anticipation. It’s something we are all experiencing as we wait for a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Center. Did you know that anticipation is also a musical term? It is the introduction of part of a chord that is about to follow in full. I think it is an effective word picture describing the […]

Project Aurora Facilitates Healing for Post-Abortive Women in Oregon

For three decades, Cottage Grove resident Lori Eckstine struggled with the effects of her teenage abortion. It wasn’t until she attended a retreat for post-abortive mothers in 2000 that she began to heal from her long-ago decision.  The retreat led Eckstine to begin Project Aurora the following year. The nonprofit is dedicated to helping post-abortive […]

2022 Legislative Short Session Wrap-Up

February 2022 brought the short legislative session and my first opportunity to represent Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) at the Capitol. In even-numbered years, the legislature meets for a 35-day short session. What an eye-opening experience! ORTL introduced two bills: Senate Bill 1553 (Born Alive Infant Protection Act) and House Bill 4042 (the Abortion Pill […]

Oregon Opens Physician Assisted Suicide to All

On March 28, Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum agreed to a settlement in federal court deciding that the state’s Death with Dignity Act, in which supposedly terminally ill people kill themselves with Oregon’s blessing, should apply to everyone, not just Oregonians.  Filed with a U.S. District Court in Portland, the settlement decreed that both the […]