Oregon Legislature Eliminates PAS Waiting Periods

Senate Bill 579 eliminates physician-assisted suicide waiting periods for those diagnosed as near death. The Oregon House passed the bill 35-22 yesterday. It will now become law unless the governor vetoes it. “The Legislature heard from highly qualified and experienced medical professionals who testified that this bill is not only unnecessary but dangerous,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. […]

While SCOTUS Ruled on Abortion, Oregonians Lobbied at the Capitol

Tuesday, May 28, the Supreme Court of the United States made a much awaited ruling on state abortion laws. The decision keeps requirements in place that the remains of aborted babies in Indiana be buried or cremated. Unfortunately, abortions sought due to a baby’s gender, race, ethnicity, or potential disability will continue. At the same time, […]

Despite Bipartisan Opposition, SB 579 Passes Senate

Senate Bill 579 would eliminate physician-assisted suicide waiting periods for those near death. The Oregon Senate passed the bill 16-11. “Every person has a right to be valued and treated ethically, especially during their last days of life,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “Persons near death deserve the same protections under the law.  Even more, […]

HB 2217: A Bill So Bad Both Sides Oppose It

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House Bill 2217 did not move after its public hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning, May 9, at the Oregon Capitol. “This bill is so dangerous and poorly crafted that, for once, assisted suicide advocates agree with us,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “We’ve been saying since this bill’s inception that it would place […]

Conscience Protection Rule Supports Constitutional Rights

Thursday, May 2, 2019, President Trump announced a new HHS rule that would protect conscience rights of healthcare providers, allowing them to excuse themselves from performing or participating in abortions. “The new HHS rule goes a long way toward restoring and protecting freedom of conscience for healthcare workers,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “This […]

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