2023 School Board Election Results

The 2023 school board election has officially come to a close. After a week of waiting for mail-in ballots to be counted, we can confidently state wins and losses across Oregon. Final numbers may still shift with ballot chasing and verification happening, but we do not expect results to change.  We often get questions like, […]

Longtime ORTL Staff Member Ascends to Political Director

Albany native and Oregon Right to Life (ORTL) political director Sharolyn Smith rarely heard about contentious topics like abortion or assisted suicide in her childhood. It wasn’t until the 2016 election that her pro-life views began taking shape. “I was a senior at my public high school, and the issue of abortion was a popular […]

Critical School Board Elections Approaching in Oregon

School board elections are just weeks away and our schools are in desperate need of change. Oregon continues to fall in the ranks of quality education while consistently defending its title as the pro-abortion “leader” in the U.S. Sadly, in 2021, only 26 percent of registered voters in Oregon showed up to vote in their […]

Pro-Life School Board Candidates Defeat the Abortion Industry

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 the abortion industry, the pro-life candidate won. The most […]

Election 2018: Lose Some, Win Many

Oregon’s pro-life advocates faced disappointment in the 2018 election results. Measure 106, the first pro-life measure to qualify for Oregon’s ballot since 2006, lost by 29 percent. Other losses in legislative races mean that there will be a pro-abortion supermajority in the Oregon Legislature. The mountain pro-life advocates are up against is that Oregon has […]

Press Release: Statement on Election Results

Salem, OR — Last night’s election results were not entirely a surprise. While there were some disappointing losses, pro-life advocates won in multiple races across the state, holding most pro-life seats in the Legislature. A number of pro-life candidates who ran for the first time were successful.  Notably, ORTL’s former political director, Colm Willis, won […]

Brown threatens healthcare access for 50,000 Oregonians

Monday, July 30, Gov. Kate Brown announced that she would reject all Title X funding if the Department of Health and Human Services adopts new Title X rules. The Protect Life Rule would prevent abortion providers from qualifying for money under the Title X family planning program. It is estimated that this would cut $50 […]

ORTL PAC Endorses Rep. Bill Post for Primary

Oregon Right to Life PAC has proudly re-endorsed Representative Bill Post (R-25) for the 2018 primary election. Since elected in 2014, Rep. Post has been an outspoken champion for the unborn in the capitol. This past legislative session, Rep. Post was a co-sponsor on both late-term unborn child protection bills ORTL introduced. Rep. Post has […]

The Case of the Missing Pro-Life Legislators

This summer I went on a search: I needed to find out where our missing pro-life legislators went.  No, I’m not talking about those who have been standing up for the unborn in the legislature already. I’m talking about those who haven’t been walking the halls of the state capitol building at all. To do […]