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On the Passing of Rep. Bob Smith

On Monday, September 21, former Congressman Bob Smith passed away at the age of 89. He served as the representative of Oregon’s Second Congressional District from 1983 to 1995. “Congressman Bob Smith reliably voted pro-life while serving the second district in Congress,” said Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “He had a 100% pro-life voting record…

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ORTL PAC Endorses Cliff Bentz

After a highly competitive primary election for the Second Congressional District, Oregon Right to Life PAC congratulates former state Senator Cliff Bentz on a hard fought win. The Oregon Right to Life PAC board voted to endorse Bentz in the general election. “Senator Cliff Bentz will be an excellent pro-life representative for the district and…

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Oregon PP Affiliates Received Millions in PPP Loans

Considering the crushing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress set aside $659 billion in the Paycheck Protection Program to save small businesses. There was nationwide outcry as it was discovered that corporations received forgivable loans undeservedly.  “When the Trump administration revealed the recipients of the SBA loans, there was disturbing information about Planned Parenthood affiliates…

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Statement on SCOTUS, Little Sisters

On July 8, the Supreme Court upheld the conscience rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor and also those of millions of Americans who sincerely object to abortion. “Even two of the Court’s liberal justices, Breyer and Kagan, acknowledged that the Constitution provides for and protects Americans’ conscience rights,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive…

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Statement on June Medical Services v. Russo

Monday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down an unfavorable decision in the case June Medical Services v. Russo. This decision struck down the law requiring abortion providers have admitting privileges at local hospitals. “Admitting privileges are a reasonable standard,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Women are injured inside abortion facilities every…

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