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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…

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Where to start so you can make an educated vote.

We know how important making an informed decision is and want to provide you with a few tips on how to make an informed vote when the candidate or measure is not on our pro-life voter guide. Legislative and local candidates, plus measures.  The first thing you can do is to contact the candidates directly…

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Unions, Abortion and the Supreme Court

Until this year, public sector unions in Oregon have been taking mandatory dues from government employees, even non-union members.  Millions of those dollars are then diverted to fund pro-abortion groups. These groups then support pro-abortion candidates for office who are committed to keeping this cycle going.  If you are a public employee, you can finally…

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Oregon Right to Life PAC Endorses Jack Zika for HD 53

Jack Zika

Oregon Right to Life PAC has proudly endorsed Jack Zika for House District 53. House District 53, which covers an area from Sunriver to Redmond, is currently being served by retiring State Representative Gene Whisnant.  Rep. Whisnant has been a faithful pro-life legislator in this district for years.  Jack is an outstanding candidate to fill…

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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…

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Enthusiasm: The only way we can win

This primary election there were critically important pro-life victories as well as some painful losses. In some races, there simply were not enough pro-life voters who returned their ballots. In others, pro-life voters rose to the challenge and made the winning difference. What we can learn from both the wins and the losses is that…

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Primary results reveal strong pro-life voting bloc

Salem, OR — Last night, over 85% of Oregon Right to Life PAC’s recommended or endorsed candidates in competitive elections won or advanced to the November election. This included former ORTL political director Colm Willis in his race for Marion County Commissioner, position 2. Patti Adair also defeated an incumbent in her Republican primary for…

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ORTL PAC’s endorsement process from a fresh perspective

The week ballots were mailed to Oregonians, the Oregon Right to Life Political Action Committee (ORTL PAC) released it’s May Primary Voter guide, a publication pro-life voters across the state rely on every election. As a new employee at the ORTL PAC, my involvement with the endorsement process for the 2018 May Primary has been eye-opening.  I…

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The Primary Challenge

Unfortunately, efforts to pull the Oregon GOP away from its commitment to protecting the unborn continue. Therefore, it is critical that pro-life advocates make the hard choices necessary to stop this from happening. How does winning primary elections work? It works as long as pro-life advocates remain committed to the issue over party and personalities.…

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