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Abortion Numbers Dramatically Decline

By Lois Anderson | November 2, 2019

Fantastic news was released on September 17. The most recent Guttmacher Institute report shows that the number of abortions in the United States has reached another low. Guttmacher’s numbers are more accurate than those from the Centers for Disease Control since those exclude California, Maryland, and New Hampshire. While we can be encouraged by these…

Unions and Abortion: What You Need to Know

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

You can be pro-union and pro-life. Lots of people are. I love having conversations with hardworking union members who want good pay and working conditions and want the rights of the unborn protected at the same time. It is possible, and it is what I hope for our unions in this state and nation. Sadly,…

Political Advocacy Brings Pro-Life Results

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

We are still months from the busyness that comes with the 2020 election cycle. In the meantime, our political advocacy team is finding opportunities to win crucial political victories for the pro-life movement, proving that vigilance and hard work do pay off. GOP remains pro-life party The Oregon Republican Party, the only pro-life major party…

Atteberry Award Recognizes Pro-Life Legislators

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

We are fortunate to have so many advocates fighting for life in the Oregon Legislature. This year we began a new tradition with the Atteberry Award. This award is named in honor of Gayle Atteberry, our long time former executive director who began her career as Oregon Right to Life’s first full-time lobbyist in the…

The Battle Continues | Assisted Suicide and Infanticide 

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

In recent years — and this year is no exception — we have seen legislation in Congress and in statehouses dealing with life issues, particularly those at the beginning and end of life. There is a battle over the value of human life and to what extent it should be protected. Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and…

Oregon Withdraws from the Title X Program

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

Last month, Governor Brown turned down roughly $3.1 million in annual funding from the federal Title X program. In doing so, she placed Planned Parenthood’s interests over the interests of some 50,000 Oregonians who depend on the program for their health care. For over 40 years, the Title X program has provided states with funds…

Stories From the Fair

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

Oregon Right to Life’s educational booth at the Oregon State Fair was certainly inspirational for the tens of thousands of visitors. Lives were changed as fair-goers handled lifelike baby models, watched the developmental video, and listened to the baby’s heartbeat on our special retro telephone. Our volunteers captured moments from their own experience serving at…

Oregon Teen Wins Oratory Contest

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

Ruth Hailey, Oregon’s contestant in the 2019 National Right to Life oratory contest, received her first place award from Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. Hailey won the Washington County and our state oratory contests in order to qualify. She traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the national event.…

Shopping and Saving Lives

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

There is a way that you can give to our education foundation by simply doing something you probably already do every week … shopping! If you shop at Fred Meyer or Amazon, you can advocate for life in Oregon at no cost to you. Fred Meyer Community Rewards If you are a current Fred Meyer…

Legislative Wrap-Up

By Reagan Knopp | November 2, 2019

The 2019 legislative session was long and bruising. While Jessica Stanton, Oregon Right to Life’s lobbyist, pounded the proverbial pavement in the halls of the Capitol, pro-life advocates backed her up. Over 10,000 emails were sent to legislators and over 1,000 phone calls were made. Here is what we accomplished: We knew going into the…

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Pro-Life School Board Candidates Defeat the Abortion Industry

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

By: David Kilada, Oregon Right to Life Political Director Election night brought encouraging news as pro-life candidates were elected to school board positions across the state. In races prioritized by Oregon Right to Life PAC, more than two-thirds of our pro-life candidates won. In every race where an endorsed candidate ran against someone supported by…

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ORTLEF Dinner & Auction

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

2019 Dinner and Auction Theme: Snow Ball Each Life is as Unique as a Snowflake Saturday, September 28 I Holiday Inn I Salem, Oregon 5 p.m. Silent Auction I 6:45 p.m. Dinner I 7:30 p.m. Oral Auction $53 per person (not tax-deductible) Proceeds from our annual auction benefit the educational programs and activities of Oregon…

The National Conversation Continues

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

Recent actions by state legislatures – both pro-life and pro-abortion – have fed a sustained national conversation, in the media and amongst the public, about abortion, mothers and babies. There was something in the wake of the social media firestorm over the Alabama law that struck me in a particular way — how comments and…

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Don’t Expect to Lose!

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

If you want some encouragement, I suggest you read this issue’s front page article about the good news from election night. However, despite many pro-life victories on May 21, the races we didn’t win have been on my mind the most. It has becoming increasingly clear to me that one significant reason some pro-life candidates…

Advocating at the Capitol

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

  At our annual Roe v. Wade Memorial and March, we charged each and every one of you to be bold in contacting your legislators and to be courageous in continuing to speak the truth. Since then, you have not stopped taking action. You have been courageous and bold. Together we have made significant steps…

Late-Term Abortion: A Tragic “Solution”

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

“I hear you are going to have a boy. Congratulations! Unfortunately, after reviewing your ultrasound, there are a few concerning images.” Those were the words Samantha Williams and countless other parents have heard following their 20-week ultrasounds. The 20-week ultrasound appointment lasts between an hour and an hour and a half. The technician measures every…

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FDA issues warning against internet abortion drugs

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

The Federal Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two abortion groups that are selling abortion drugs over the internet to American women who have not seen a doctor. After a brief interview with an abortionist over a smartphone app, the abortion pills are mailed. This app-to-mailbox abortion pill scheme is already available in five…

Senator Jackie Winters: In Memoriam

Senator Jackie Winters: In Memoriam

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

Senator Jackie Winters (R, SD 10) passed away Wednesday, May 29, after a battle with lung cancer. She was 82 and was the state’s longest serving black senator. Fully convinced that everyone deserves an advocate, she had a 100% pro-life voting record and was endorsed by ORTL PAC. “It has been an honor to work…

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Memorials

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

Oregon Right to Life is very grateful for recent gifts in memory of: • Schnee Elise Bedford, Medford • Marion Frichtl, Salem • George and Della Lee, Sheridan • Daniel Pokorney, LaGrande • Glen Richards, Clackamas We are also thankful for recent gifts in honor of: • Hadley Grace, Albany • Dawn Stover, Hillsboro

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Keeping a Pro-Life Heritage

By ORTL | July 18, 2019

I have been hearing a lot lately about children leaving behind the heritage of beliefs they grew up with and accepting some of the mantra of culture once they go away to college. This trend is being noted whether the topic is religious faith, origin of the world, or the social topic of the day.…

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Celebrating Infanticide?

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

By Lois Anderson ORTL Director On January 22, 2019, the 46th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the so-called Reproductive Health Act. Among other provisions, it eliminated limits on third-trimester abortions in New York. Attendees at the signing cheered and the top of One World Trade Center was lit…

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Upcoming Events Apr-May 2019

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

Forty Days for Life Through April 14 For a location near you, visit www.40daysforlife.com Together We Advocate: 2019 The Largest Pro-Life Conference in the PNW April 6 Tualatin — Rolling Hills Community Church (new location) StandUpGirl.com Gala Dinner May 14 Northern Willamette Valley — Oregon Golf Club ORTLEF Annual Auction September 28 Salem, Oregon All StandUpGirl.com…

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2019 Dinner and Auction

By diana nashif | April 1, 2019

SNOWBALL September 28 –  Holiday Inn  – Salem, Oregon 5 p.m. Silent Auction  6:45 p.m. Dinner  7:30 p.m. Oral Auction $53 per person (non-deductible) Proceeds from our annual auction benefit the educational programs and activities of Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation throughout the year. You’ll have a fun evening while you help make our…

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Turning Emotions Into Action

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

Social media has made it so easy to quickly post opinions and share articles. We often do it without considering the consequences. We have such powerful tools, but are we putting them to good use? Keeping up on the issues is important. Many professions have continuing education requirements to maintain a license. Since doing our…

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What Does Proactive Pro-Life Leadership Look Like?

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

Good leadership is heavy on my mind as I write this. I just attended the funeral of pro-life champion and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. I heard many speak of his selfless and effective service. His passing reminded me that Oregon desperately needs his kind of leadership at all levels of government. Leaders like Dennis…

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2019 Legislative Session Update

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

We knew this legislative session was going to be tough, but two months in we have accomplished a lot! We are resolved and prepared for more battles to come. We have introduced four pieces of pro-life legislation. We continue to promote common sense bills that would protect babies from painful, late-term, and sex-selective abortions. We’ve…

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Pro-Life School Board Candidates Step Forward to Advocate

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

A few years ago, Oregon Right to Life discovered that Planned Parenthood staff were teaching in some classes in the Salem-Keizer School District. Then in 2017, a Planned Parenthood board member ran for a position on the school district board. Clearly, the abortion industry is targeting local schools, and not just in Salem-Keizer. Knowing this,…

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States’ Abortion-related Legislation

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

In the past few months, three political events have significantly impacted abortion rights politics. In the November elections, Democrats won back control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while pro-life Republicans increased their ground in the U.S. Senate. On January 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the radical Reproductive Health Act. It legalized abortion…

Dennis Richardson: In Memoriam

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson passed away February 26, 2019 of complications from brain cancer. Dennis served Oregon as a city councilor, state representative, and Secretary of State. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a helicopter pilot. Dennis Richardson entered his first political race when Oregon Right to Life PAC…

Precious Pockets Touch Hearts

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

A few years ago, it was common to find hard, plastic baby models at Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation booths. They were accurate for the fetal age and were inexpensive to hand out in large quantities. But they didn’t seem very much like a real baby, and this realization began our journey toward something…