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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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Memorial Gifts

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

You can honor loved ones by making a contribution in another person’s name and also benefit the work of Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation. If you are in the season of life when you are documenting your own wishes, you can also indicate that you would like memorial gifts to be given to Oregon…

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Memorials Apr-May-2019

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

Oregon Right to Life is very grateful for recent gifts in memory of: Joseph Occhipinti, Medford Christopher Clements Sr., Eagle Creek

Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Numbers All Time high

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

The Oregon Health Authority released its latest report on the “Death With Dignity” Act (DWDA) which legalized physician-assisted suicide. In 2018, the number of Oregonians reported to have committed assisted suicide and the number of obtained lethal prescriptions were both record highs. There were 168 assisted suicides, up from 158 in 2017. Two hundred and…

Fatal Flaws Screening

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

William Toffler, M.D., Charles Bentz, M.D., Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, and Kenneth Stevens, M.D. and President of Physicians for Compassionate Care attended the Portland area screening of Fatal Flaws. Fatal Flaws is a documentary film that seeks to discover the truth about how euthanasia and assisted suicide are impacting the…

Action Alert Apr-May 2019

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

Support The Born-Alive Infants Protection Act In The State Legislature Did you know that Oregon has no legal protections for unborn babies from conception to birth? You may have heard about politicians in other states speaking in support of infanticide. But did you know that Oregon does not even require medical care for babies born…

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Life Notes Apr-May 2019

By diana nashif | April 1, 2019

Trump’s pro-life commitment On January 18, President Trump sent a video message to participants in the annual March for Life, the nation’s largest pro-life demonstration. Trump promised, “Today I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I…

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Together We Advocate 2019

By ORTL | April 1, 2019

The Pacific Northwest’s largest pro-life conference! April 6, 2019 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Lunch included) Rolling Hills Community Church Tualatin, Oregon 3550 SW Borland Rd. General sessions with exciting speakers. Workshops featuring local and national pro-life leaders that will help you effectively advocate in your family, community, the Legislature and beyond. Networking and sharing…