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Trumpeting the Presidential Pro-Life Accomplishments

Last January, President Donald Trump became the first-ever American president to attend the March for Life, the annual pro-life demonstration in Washington, D.C. that attracts hundreds of thousands. It was major validation for the movement, given mainstream media’s uniform dismissal of the massive event. Trump’s presence at a single pro-life rally is far from his…

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The Most important Election

Have you ever heard that an election was “the most important election of our lifetime?” I think I’ve heard it every single voting season since I was first able to vote in 2014. It sounds like something a candidate or party leader might say to drum up enthusiasm or solicit an extra donation. I can’t…

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The Coronavirus Campaign

Every year it seems we’re facing a historic election. I can easily say that 2020 was the most unique campaign of my decade working in politics. Oregon’s vote-by-mail system ensured that voters could safely cast their vote. We don’t yet know the full impact on voters, but we saw 46 percent of eligible voters cast…

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ORTL PAC Endorses Jimmy Crumpacker for CD 2

For the first time in almost a decade, one of Oregon’s congressional seats is open. Currently held by Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon’s Second Congressional District (CD 2) is Oregon’s only Republican seat in Congress. Congressman Walden has been a reliable pro-life vote in Congress and it is crucial that his replacement is pro-life. The entry…

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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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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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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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