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 the states and their elected officials.
“This is a historic day. A day the pro-life movement has been working toward for over 50 years,” said Lois Anderson, Oregon Right to Life executive director. The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson does not change or invalidate Oregon’s extreme laws–elective abortion until the moment of birth.
Anderson continued, “Oregon Right to Life will continue our work to pass laws that protect unborn babies and their mothers and orient state policy toward providing life-affirming resources to families facing unsupported pregnancies.”
The Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation provides a variety of educational materials and maintains a list of pregnancy resource centers in Oregon. Pregnancy resource centers serve pregnant women by offering classes, mentorship, material support and clinical services. They often provide this aid at no cost to those who receive it.