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February-March 2016

The Short Session

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On February 1, the Oregon legislature will convene for what has become known as the “short session.” Oregon voters established annual sessions in 2010. The even year session is limited to 35 session days, as opposed to the odd year sessions which are 160 days. While originally designed for budget review and emergencies, the short…

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California Law Forces Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions

In late December, two district court judges ruled that a new law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion can go into effect. The law will force 150 local pregnancy support centers, including 74 state-licensed facilities, to give all clients information that includes the phone number of a county social services office that provides abortions…

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It Haunts Me

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My abortion at Eugene-Springfield Planned Parenthood By Mariana It was July 2014 when I knew I was pregnant. I made an appointment with [Planned Parenthood] and they confirmed it. The staff member (I’ll call her Heather) asked what I planned on doing and I told her that I did not know. She asked if I…

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Students Stand Fearlessly

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Students who came for their own rally in downtown Portland after the Roe v. Wade Memorial Rally got more than they expected. They came for music, pizza, reports from campus pro-lifers, and a great speech from Lila Rose. What they didn’t anticipate were hostile protesters calling them names and blocking both entrances to the event…

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Services Slashed, Assets Up: Planned Parenthood by the Numbers

“In 2015, Planned Parenthood … help[ed] millions of people pursue their dreams and realize their full potential.” That’s one of the “achievements” listed in Planned Parenthood’s 2014-2015 Annual Report. The irony makes you a little nauseous, doesn’t it? The new report is attractive, with pictures of women who could be your neighbors. But here’s the…

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