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 […]

Poll Shows Majority of Oregonians Support Abortion Limits

Salem, OR—A DHM Research Poll conducted in early August investigated Oregonians’ views on abortion. They reported that 65% of Oregonians consider themselves pro-choice. However, 58% believe that abortions in the third trimester of pregnancy should be illegal, “except in cases to save the life of the mother,” including 48% of Democrats and 59% of women. […]

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade in 6-3 Majority

Salem, OR—The morning of June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) handed down the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization upholding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and overturning Roe v. Wade. In a 6-3 majority, this decision, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, declares abortion access is not a constitutional right and returns abortion regulation to […]

Pro-Life Candidates Achieve Success in Primary Election

Salem, OR—The pro-life movement in Oregon demonstrated its strength in the 2022 Primary Election with several high-profile victories. Oregon Right to Life PAC endorsed or recommended 80 candidates in this primary election, most of whom won their races or qualified for run-offs in November. “The pro-life field in this primary election was impressive, and we […]

Oregon Right to Life Offices Damaged in Attack

Salem, OR—In the late evening on Sunday, May 8, the offices of Oregon Right to Life were attacked. An individual used incendiary devices, one of which exploded and caught the building on fire. The office was vacant at the time, and no one was harmed. Fire and police departments responded quickly, minimizing damage to the […]

Leaked Draft Supreme Court Opinion Signals End of Roe

Salem, OR—On May 2, 2022, Politico released a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The opinion, labeled as the Opinion of the Court and written by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. “We are encouraged that the Supreme Court appears […]

Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee a Friend to the Pro-Choice

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown-Jackson for the soon-to-be-vacant Supreme Court seat. With the potential end of Roe v. Wade on the horizon, it is crucial to consider how she might rule on abortion cases. Despite a lack of abortion-related judicial decisions, we have evidence we can consider. It might give an idea of what Brown-Jackson believes […]