ORTL Founder Leaves Legacy of Compassion

A founder of Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) passed away in October. Robert “Bob” Betschart helped create Oregon’s largest pro-life organization in 1970, approximately one year after the Beaver State legalized abortion and three years before Roe v. Wade. That action stemmed from his strong belief that the unborn are fully human and worthy of […]

Updated Pro-Life Advance Directive Available

Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) strives to protect all life from fertilization until natural death. That means we work to protect the most vulnerable humans, from the unborn baby in the womb to people facing end-of-life decisions. In our state, where physician-assisted suicide is tragically becoming increasingly common, it is especially important to ensure that […]

Together We Advocate Never Disappoints

As President of the Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation (ORTLEF), I encourage you to educate yourself about pro-life issues by attending the annual Together We Advocate conference each March. I always learn so much and enjoy the opportunity to connect with pro-life advocates from around the state and beyond.   The keynote speakers were amazing […]

ORTL Interns Highlight Pro-Life Resources in Oregon

Oregon Right to Life has two fresh faces on the team: interns Katana Liebelt and Ellaynah Brown. The duo joined ORTL in January of 2024 and are completing a four-month internship.  Liebelt’s and Brown’s focus is designing printed guides featuring local pregnancy and community resource centers, starting in our pro-life communities project target regions. “I […]

ORTL Speakers Bureau Reaches Hundreds

In the first three months of 2024, the Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation Speakers Bureau reached over 500 hundred people — and still aims to reach hundreds more.  The Speakers Bureau is composed of ORTL staff who speak about pro-life topics. In 2020, the program came to a screeching halt due to the pandemic. […]