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Planned Parenthood Chooses Abortion Services Over Healthcare Services

On August 19, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced it will withdraw from the Title X federal program which provides family planning healthcare to low income Americans. Out of 4,000 Title X service sites in the nation, Planned Parenthood operates fewer than 400. “For decades we have heard Planned Parenthood claim abortion is just three percent…

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Gov. Brown Signs SB 579 Into Law

On July 23, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 579 into law, eliminating the waiting periods for those near death who may desire or have been pressured into accessing physician-assisted suicide. “By signing this bill, Governor Kate Brown shirked her duty to protect Oregon’s citizens,” says Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois Anderson. “Oregon’s ‘Death with Dignity’…

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ORTL Celebrates Pro-Life Legislative Appointments

Yesterday, July 23, Rep. Raquel Moore-Green was appointed to the Oregon Legislature by the Marion County Commissioners. She filled the seat vacated by Sen. Denyc Boles, after she was chosen to replace Sen. Jackie Winters. “Sen. Winters was a tireless advocate,” says Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois Anderson. “We are thrilled that Sen.…

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9th Circuit Court upholds panel ruling, Title X rules go into effect

Yesterday, July 11, a 7-4 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court upheld a previous panel ruling rejecting an injunction against the new Title X “Protect Life” rule requiring separation between abortion services and family planning services. The new rule will go into effect while the en banc court continues to consider the merits of challenges. “Abortion is not family-planning,” says Oregon…

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Statement: Portland City Council Puts on a Show

Wednesday, July 10, the Portland City Council almost unanimously (one member, Amanda Fritz, was on vacation) passed a resolution opposing any and all restrictions on abortion access. “Abortion is legal until the moment of birth here in Oregon. This resolution is completely unnecessary, a waste of the city’s resources,” says Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois…

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