Oregon is the only state in America with NO protective pro-life laws. Oregon’s legal protection of abortion began before Roe v. Wade.
1969 – Oregon became one of the first states to legalize abortion. SB 193 legalized abortion during the first 150 days of pregnancy. SB 193 allowed a licensed physician to perform an abortion on an Oregon resident in the following circumstances:
- The baby has a physical or mental handicap
- The baby was conceived by rape or other criminal intercourse
- The pregnancy poses a substantial risk to the mother’s physical or mental health.
SB 193 also required all abortions to be performed by a physician and in a hospital. Before any abortion took place, two physicians had to certify in writing that the woman’s circumstances justified the abortion.
1973 – Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton – Roe and Doe established abortion on-demand in America from conception to birth..
1983 – SB 397 repealed the 1969 law, along with all its restrictions on abortion. The bill was passed for the expressed purpose of protecting unrestricted abortion in Oregon if Roe/Doe were overturned.