Although Oregon Right to Life is battling bad legislation on many fronts during the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, there are also several good bills worth your support. Here are the top pro-life bills introduced so far and how you can help them become law!
Representative Bill Post has introduced HB 2125
, which would establish the Pregnant Women’s Assistance Fund. This bill will direct the money currently being spent by the Oregon Health Authority for reimbursing abortions into this new fund. The money in the fund would be granted to private non-profits who primarily use the money to encourage pregnant women in carrying their pregnancies to term. These organizations must offer non-abortion related services to clients, such as information on fetal development, medical care, nutrition, adoption services, parenting education and more. For more details and to ask your State Representative to support this bill, please click here!
Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that as early as five months into a pregnancy a baby is sufficiently developed to feel pain. This piece of legislation will stop abortions at or after 20 weeks, ending painful abortions for good. This bill has been drafted and we are currently gathering signatures from legislators who will sign on as sponsors of the bill. Please stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!