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Gov. Brown Carves Out Exemption for Allies

Salem, OR — Oregon is facing an unprecedented challenge in the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Kate Brown waited more than a month after Washington’s first positive result to request additional personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Strategic National Stockpile. As of March 25, the state has exhausted all of its emergency stockpile of surgical masks, 80%…

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Ninth Circuit Allows Title X Rules to Take Effect

Salem, OR — On February 24, the Ninth Circuit Court allowed heavily-contested changes to the Title X program to take effect. The rules are intended to prevent the family-planning program from being used to fund abortion businesses. “These changes protect the original intent of the program: family planning,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Abortion…

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Over 2,000 Participated in Oregon March for Life

On Saturday, January 25, more than 2,000 Oregonians met on the steps of the State Capitol to commemorate the nearly 61 million lives lost over 47 years of legal abortion in America. “Oregonians are frustrated and upset that our elected official have consistently ignored their obligations to protect and serve Oregonians,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director.…

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ORTL Files Complaint with U.S. Office for Civil Rights

Salem, OR — Tuesday, January 14, Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) filed a complaint with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights, challenging the abortion-related health insurance coverage mandated by Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Act signed into law in 2017. “Oregon Right to Life exists to advocate for vulnerable human beings who are not protected under law,” says Lois Anderson,…

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Oregon March for Life + Events Around Oregon

On January 25, hundreds of Oregonians will meet on the steps of the State Capitol for the Oregon March for Life. The event will begin at 2:15, with the March immediately following the speakers. Dr. Karen Gaffney of Portland is our featured speaker. She is an accomplished human rights advocate, achieving an honorary doctorate. Dr.…

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