Oregon Right to Life sues mandate that it cover abortion in its health insurance plan

Today Oregon Right to Life (“ORTL”) sued for relief from Oregon’s requirement (the “Mandate”) that ORTL provide coverage in its employee health-insurance plan for abortion. The Mandate violates ORTL’s religious liberty protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Mandate was enacted in 2017 as the Reproductive Health Equity Act (“RHEA”). It is […]

The “Reproductive Health” Money St. Alphonsus Won’t See

St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. Photo from St. Alphonsus website.

Among the radical pro-abortion bills that were passed in 2022, you might remember the $15 million given to the unaccountable non-profit organization Seeding Justice. The bill indicated that the money should be used “for advancing reproductive health equity.” Last month, Seeding Justice disbursed $5 million from the fund to “increase abortion access.” Meanwhile, in Baker […]

Do Pro-Life Laws Cause Confusion?

Since the Supreme Court decided Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, many have feared and experienced significant harm from the uncertainty that came in its wake. After Dobbs, many states put stronger limits on abortion into effect. All of them included exceptions for cases in which the mother’s life was in danger, as many abortion […]

2023 Legislative Session Produces Some Pro-Life Victories

Salem, Ore.—The 2023 legislative session adjourned sine die the afternoon of Sunday, June 25. The session was dominated by the longest walkout in Oregon’s history, which occurred partly in response to extreme abortion bills like House Bill 2002. As a result of the extended denial of quorum, pro-life senators secured significant concessions. “We’re proud of […]

Pro-Life Senators Secure Substantial Concessions

Salem, OR—On June 15, 2023, the Oregon Senate passed an amended House Bill 2002. Senate Republicans reached an agreement to end their six-week walkout and restart the legislative session. After more than a month of the Senate being unable to conduct floor business, Democrats agreed to a number of concessions on key legislation. Initiated in […]