Grateful for Oregon’s Pro-Life Advocates

Debbi Canepa, ORTLEF board president The summer fair season is over, but I remain grateful for the dedication and passion of the hundreds of pro-life Oregonians who gave up hours of their summer to be in a fair booth educating the public about the inherent dignity and worth of each human life. The strength of […]

Former Launch Student Credits Event with Pro-Life Growth

Launch is Oregon Right to Life’s annual spring training and retreat for young pro-lifers in the Beaver State. Attendees ages 16 to 21 learn best practices in pro-life advocacy through nationally-recognized speakers, workshops, field trips and fellowship. This year, Launch will be held March 26-29, 2023 at the Macleay Retreat Center in Salem. Launch graduates […]

Seasoned Advocate Reacts to Roe Reversal, Lynda Harrington, former Oregon Right to Life executive director

Eighteen months after Roe v Wade became the law of the land, I was driving my lime-green Camaro across the country with my husband and two children under the age of one. With everything we owned in a 5×7 U-Haul trailer, we were leaving Michigan after years of undergrad and medical school in Ann Arbor for my […]

New Catholic Maternity Home Coming to the Portland Area

A future Catholic maternity home in the Portland area is inching closer to its grand opening.  St. Maria’s Maternity Home is not in existence yet ­— but its founder is full of vision. Marie Barzen ran the Beaverton 40 Days for Life campaign for several years. During that time, she met a pregnant woman who […]

What Can You Do to Support a Culture of Life in Oregon

I still have to pinch myself sometimes — we live in a post-Roe world! We can and should celebrate that Roe v Wade has fallen. But as wonderful as that is, we still live in Oregon. The Dobbs decision does not change our state’s extreme abortion law, and Oregon is already becoming an abortion destination.  Yes, it’s discouraging at times. […]