Salem, Ore.—Oregon Right to Life PAC (ORTL PAC) announced their endorsement of Darin Harbick on Monday, September 18. Harbick is challenging the incumbent, Representative Charlie Conrad (R-Dexter), in the 2024 Republican primary election for House District 12.
“Darin Harbick is a committed pro-life candidate,” said ORTL executive director Lois Anderson. “He has deep roots in the district, years of community involvement and business experience that will provide what he needs to be an excellent representative. I’m confident Darin Harbick will represent the values of the citizens of HD 12, and I’m proud to express my support.”
Earlier this year, ORTL PAC announced a campaign to defeat Rep. Conrad due to his support for dangerous abortion and assisted suicide legislation. Rep. Conrad voted to pass House Bill 2002 and House Bill 2279.
As introduced, HB 2002 was a dramatic expansion of abortion in Oregon, going as far as making it illegal to notify parents if an abortion is performed on their child unless the child provides explicit written permission. Although the most extreme aspects of HB 2002 were removed, the bill Rep. Conrad voted for still weakens the parent-child relationship and creates virtual immunity for abortion providers who violate the laws of other states.
HB 2279 repealed the residency requirement for physician-assisted suicide, making lethal prescriptions available regardless of where a person lives.
“Charlie Conrad’s votes on these bills are dangerous to vulnerable Oregonians,” continued Anderson. “A vote for Darin Harbick is a vote to protect the most vulnerable members of our society—unborn children and those who are pressured to end their own lives.”