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On the Closure of Lovejoy Surgicenter

Last week, news broke that Oregon’s largest independent and oldest abortion provider, Lovejoy Surgicenter, has closed, just shy of fifty years in business. They performed abortions until at least 24 weeks gestation, as advertised on their website. “Lovejoy Surgicenter has separated women from their children and children from their lives for years,” said Lois Anderson,…

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SCOTUS Upholds Safety Protocols for Chemical Abortions

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld important safety protocols for chemical abortions. The Food and Drug Administration’s rule requires a woman to have an in-person doctor’s visit before undergoing a chemical (“medication”) abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Supreme Court was right to uphold the minimum safety protocols for chemical abortions,” says…

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Inclusivity in the Pro-Life Movement: From Our President

I can’t think of a better time as pro-lifers to renew our commitment to life-issues unity than the recent election of politicians who have built careers around advancing pro-choice policies. The idea that innocent human life should be protected is one that anyone can agree with, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or political beliefs. …

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Statement on General Election Results

Salem, OR—On Election Day 2020, pro-life voters in Oregon made their voices heard by handing wins to Cliff Bentz in the Second Congressional District, Boomer Wright in House District 9, Suzanne Weber in House District 32, and Danielle Bethell to the Marion County Commission, position 3, among others. “I’ve worked in politics for more than…

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Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the SCOTUS

Today the United States Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. “As a Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett will be an incredible asset to our nation,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Throughout the confirmation process, she proved again and again that she is qualified, intelligent, and committed to the…

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