State of Oregon Releases Its Latest Death with Dignity Report

In early March 2023, Oregon Health Authority released its 25th annual report on assisted suicide within the state. The report revealed that physician-assisted suicide prescriptions increased for the 23rd time in its 25-year history. In 2022, 431 people received lethal prescriptions. In total, 278 people died from ingesting the lethal medication, including 32 who took […]

Where’s Williamson?

Oregon Right to Life community outreach director Makyra Williamson has been busy traveling all over the state, educating groups on abortion and apologetics. She has fine-tuned our presentations to be age-appropriate and available for both secular or faith-based audiences.  As indicated in the graphic above, since our last issue, Makyra has traveled to 10 Oregon […]

Longtime ORTL Staff Member Ascends to Political Director

Albany native and Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) political director Sharolyn Smith rarely heard about contentious topics like abortion or assisted suicide in her childhood. It wasn’t until the 2016 election that her pro-life views began taking shape. “I was a senior at my public high school, and the issue of abortion was a popular […]

Latest Launch Student Retreat Graduates Another Class

Nineteen students from all across Oregon gathered for Launch on March 26 – 29. During four days of intensive pro-life training, students learned about everything from embryology and physician-assisted suicide to conversational strategies for talking with pro-choice people.  A quick overview: Day 1: Dr. Debbi Canepa taught students about embryology; Dr. William Toffler spoke to […]

Marion County High Schooler Wins ORTLEF Oratory Contest

Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation (ORTLEF) judges awarded their top oratory prize to Miriam Plato from Chesterton Academy in Mt. Angel at this year’s Together We Advocate conference (see page 2). Focused on the topic of abortion and its devastating effects on women, Miriam delivered a powerful speech, besting other entrants from around the […]