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Dennis Richardson Wins Stunning Pro-life Victory!

On election night, Dennis Richardson became the first pro-life candidate to win a statewide election in Oregon in more than a decade. Richardson won the critical office of Secretary of State, beating pro-abortion extremist Brad Avakian. The Secretary of State oversees elections, audits government gencies, and is next in line to become governor. For years,…

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Down Ticket Report: Pro-life Legislative Seats Held!

The 2016 elections saw many pro-life victories up and down the ballot. All pro-life seats in the Oregon State Legislature were retained. Of note, State Representative Mike Nearman resisted a heavy attack from pro-abortion groups. Oregon Right to Life PAC invested heavily in this race and the result was a margin of victory over 15…

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American Voters Reject Abortion Agenda

The 2016 election is over and it was stunning. Very few expected that candidates committed to protecting human life would win the White House, Congress, and local offices across the nation. There are many reasons for this huge upset, including the relatively high turnout of rural voters and the fact that Donald Trump gave voice…

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ORTL PAC Statement on Oregon Election Results

The following is a statement from Oregon Right to Life PAC on the 2016 General Election results: Last night, pro-life Oregonians achieved successes and gained ground: Pro-life candidate Dennis Richardson was elected Secretary of State, defeating extreme pro-abortion candidate Brad Avakian.  Avakian had received tens of thousands of dollars in support from Planned Parenthood and…

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Two Pro-Life Candidates Who Need Your Vote!

There are many great pro-life candidates running for office in Oregon this year.  But here are two hugely important races that are opportunities for pro-life voters to make a difference for the unborn.  Read the information about the candidates below and then make sure to mail your ballot by November 2nd, or find a ballot drop box…

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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…

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DNC 2016 and the Pro-Life Issue

If you read Lois’s blog last week about the Republican National Convention, you’ll know that the GOP adopted its most pro-life platform in history. Unfortunately, not long after this pro-life victory, America watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) adopt its most pro-abortion party platform ever. In 1996, their platform mentioned abortion one time. This year’s…

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The Greatest Special Interest

We live in a time in politics when a primary punching bag for both major parties, the media and voters everywhere is special interests.  It’s a vague enough term that I think a definition is in order.  Merriam-Webster defines a Special Interest as “a group that tries to influence the people who run a government…

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Politics Is A Game And Sometimes We Shouldn’t Be Playing It

Being one of those weird people who call themselves politicos and who like to feel some camaraderie with characters on the show The West Wing, it’s too easy for me to show up at work thinking about “the game.” Good games involve limited resources (cards, tokens, money) that players use strategically to outsmart their opponents. …

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