Ontario’s Hope Pregnancy Center Uniquely Situated for Impact

Hector Juarez loves to ask men and women coming out of the ultrasound room at Hope Pregnancy Center (HPC) in Ontario what they just saw. “Many times, they are emotional, and they come back and say, ‘This changes everything,’” says Juarez, the center’s director since 2018. “Even though this area is very rural, with our […]

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 […]

Oregon Right to Life Hosts Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Oregon Right to Life is grateful for each of our volunteers, from door-greeters to fair booth and grassroots outreach volunteers. Every advocacy effort makes a difference and helps Oregon get one step closer to being a pro-life community.   To recognize their work, ORTL hosted its annual volunteer appreciation event on December 7, 2023, at Salem […]

Oregonian Abortion Survivor Shares Story of Hope, Healing

An Oregon City woman is speaking out about her 1964 abortion survival story. Michelle Lyman, a small business owner, was only a teenager when her mother told her the truth about her birth: Lyman was alive only because a Las Vegas abortionist failed to stop her beating heart at 10 weeks gestation. “Without even telling […]