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Statement on Congressman Walden’s retirement announcement

Salem, OR—Monday, October 28, Congressman Greg Walden announced he will not be seeking re-election. He has served as the congressional representative from House District 2 since 1998. “Rep. Greg Walden has a strong pro-life voting record, for which we are thankful,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “He was endorsed in 2018 by the National…

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Planned Parenthood Chooses Abortion Services Over Healthcare Services

On August 19, Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, announced it will withdraw from the Title X federal program which provides family planning healthcare to low income Americans. Out of 4,000 Title X service sites in the nation, Planned Parenthood operates fewer than 400. “For decades we have heard Planned Parenthood claim abortion is just three percent…

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ORTL Celebrates Pro-Life Legislative Appointments

Yesterday, July 23, Rep. Raquel Moore-Green was appointed to the Oregon Legislature by the Marion County Commissioners. She filled the seat vacated by Sen. Denyc Boles, after she was chosen to replace Sen. Jackie Winters. “Sen. Winters was a tireless advocate,” says Oregon Right to Life Executive Director Lois Anderson. “We are thrilled that Sen.…

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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…

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Don’t Expect to Lose!

If you want some encouragement, I suggest you read this issue’s front page article about the good news from election night. However, despite many pro-life victories on May 21, the races we didn’t win have been on my mind the most. It has becoming increasingly clear to me that one significant reason some pro-life candidates…

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Pro-life Precinct Committee Persons Have a Huge Impact

If you are a Precinct Committee Person (PCP), you have the power to change operations and policies of your county, state and even national party. You also can have say over your party’s policies on abortion, physician-assisted suicide and other important issues. At times, PCPs even have the power to appoint legislators to fill vacancies…

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Yes, the Abortion Industry Has Targeted Your Schools

Every two years, the same lie that the abortion industry is uninterested in schools and school board elections rears its ugly head.  Just this week, the executive director of the Oregon School Boards Association, who is currently serving on the Salem-Keizer School Board, denied that there is an attempt to push a pro-abortion agenda on…

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Pro-Life School Board Candidates Step Forward to Advocate

(NOTE: Find all of our endorsed candidates for school board by clicking here!) A few years ago, Oregon Right to Life discovered that Planned Parenthood staff were teaching in some classes in the Salem-Keizer School District. Then in 2017, a Planned Parenthood board member ran for a position on the school district board. Clearly, the…

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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…

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