2023 Legislative Session in Oregon Jam-Packed with Life Issues

Written by Sharolyn Smith, ORTL political director The 2023 legislative session was one for the books. Over an eventful six months, the pro-abortion lobby and lawmakers presented some of the most dangerous, unconstitutional pieces of legislation we have ever seen, attacking unborn children, their parents and vulnerable people at the end of life.  In protest […]

My Pro-Life Reason from Lauren Horton

Lauren Horton, Life in Oregon readerSpringfield As a devout Christian, I certainly can find Bible verses to support my pro-life stance, such as Jeremiah 1:5 (“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”). But truthfully, my pro-life […]

2019 ORTLEF Oration Star Now Shines in Minnesota

Forest Grove native Ruth Hailey has long enjoyed public speaking. But it was the student oratory contest held by Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation (ORTLEF) in 2019 that truly gave her the opportunity to refine and clearly communicate her perspective on contentious issues like abortion.  “Starting in high school, I developed a passion for […]

Apologetics Corner, What is the Unborn

Written by Makyra Williamson, ORTL community outreach director Have you ever wanted to vocally advocate for the unborn but were unsure where to start? Check out the tips below from the Equal Rights Institute.  The first question we must answer when discussing abortion is this: “What is the unborn?” Scientifically, we know that the unborn […]

Repeating Lies about Embryos Doesn’t Make Them True

Written by Deborah Canepa, Ph.D., ORTLEF president “Everyone knows the human embryo is just a clump of cells.” The comment came from a woman who stopped by our pro-life fair booth at the Washington County Fair this summer. She had just informed one of our volunteers that the information in our booth was incorrect.  Rather […]