Encouragement From Back East

The week of June 21, I was privileged to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the first in-person National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) board meeting in more than a year, meet with partners, and attend the NRLC annual convention. Serving as the Oregon delegate to their board provides the opportunity to bring an Oregon […]

Is Roe Unraveling?

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will take up a major abortion case in the next session. That means sometime between October 2021 and June or early July of 2022 we will have a decision on the following question: are all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions “unconstitutional?”  This will be the first abortion-related case for […]

Second-Glance Advocacy

There is an artist I admire named Charlie French. Charlie is an abstract expressionist and 29-year-old man with Down syndrome. Like all abstract artists, his paintings offer a different and moving perspective on familiar scenes. Initially, all you might see are layers of color, textures and forms that don’t make sense. But upon further study, […]

Abortion is Not “Essential”

In Oregon, Governor Kate Brown made decisions about what businesses and industries were “essential” during the year-long shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Health care providers were deemed “non-essential” on March 19, 2020 when Gov. Brown signed an executive order calling for the temporary end of all elective procedures. Hospitals, clinics and dentist offices, […]

In Light of Recent Events

After thoughtful consideration, counsel, and prayer, I have made the decision to postpone the Oregon March for Life. There is always a level of unpredictability that is a part of this event. Counter-protesters and others have tried to disrupt it, thankfully without success. However, the safety of our advocates, staff, and volunteers has and will […]

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