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Oregon to Life PAC is made up of both state and federal PACs and focuses on electing pro-life officials at all levels of government as well as publishing a widely used pro-life voter guide each election year.

over the past 10 years,

Oregon Right To Life PAC has

Endorsed
634
Candidates
Won
377
Elections
Introduced
32
Pro-Life Bills
Challenged
29
Dangerous Bills

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the importance of

Electing Pro-Life Leadership

Federal

For nearly 50 years, abortion laws were regulated at the federal level — this has since been changed with the recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson

Though these laws have rightly returned to state discretion, the federal government holds control of budgetary items that can avoid funding for abortion services. 

Electing a pro-life majority to federal office would protect your tax dollars from funding abortion and other destructive practices.

State

The victory in Dobbs v. Jackson changed the opportunity for abortion laws across the nation. 

Oregon has always been a leader in extremist views on abortion and our longstanding pro-abortion majority continues to pass laws expanding access and funding. 

Obtaining a pro-life governor or a pro-life majority in the state house or senate would put a halt to these destructive bills.

County

The pro-life movement relies on a life affirming foundation to support families facing unsupported pregnancies in their communities. 

County commissioners and other local positions have opportunities to provide life-affirming healthcare in county facilities as well as support pregnancy centers and maternity homes. 

Their pro-life leadership is vital in creating a culture of life in Oregon counties.

School Board

Planned Parenthood is working to become the primary provider of reproductive health education across the nation in an effort to normalize abortion for their future customers. 

School based health clinics are continuing to appear on school grounds offering prescriptions or referred care without parental knowledge or consent – this includes “reproductive care.” 

Though it stands as the newest venture of Oregon Right to Life PAC, it may be one of the most important. Pro-life school board members will protect our vulnerable students.

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Our Team

Executive Director

LOIS ANDERSON

About Lois

Lois has been a part of the Oregon Right to Life team for more than 20 years. Before assuming her current role as executive director in 2017, Lois served as director of political operations. Lois grew up in the Beaverton area, attending local public schools and graduating from Portland State University Honors Program with a bachelor’s degree in history. She worked as legislative staff and on a number of political campaigns before joining ORTL in 1999. Lois and her husband have been married for 32 years, have four grown children and welcomed their first grandbaby in 2022.

I spent years in Oregon political and policy work before I found my home at Oregon Right to Life. A love of history and politics, informed by my faith, drew me to this movement. I consider it a great privilege to contend for legal protection for the most vulnerable human beings in our culture.

If you could plan your last meal on earth, what would you choose?

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner – roast turkey, rice stuffing, mashed potatos and gravy, roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes with chopped pecans (no marshmallows!), pickled beets, pickled green beans, homemade rolls and pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream

About Sharolyn

After graduating in 2017, Sharolyn went on to work in real estate until finding a job at ORTL to fulfill her passion for life and her love for people. Sharolyn serves as our operations manager, “doing everything” as one of her coworkers says, always quick to meet the needs of the rest of the team. Sharolyn was born and raised in Oregon and currently lives in Oregon City with her ball-crazy golden retriever, Millie.

There’s truth that needs to be shared, fear that needs to be relieved, people who need to be supported, and hearts that need to be changed. The pro-life movement doesn’t stop after birth.

If you could plan your last meal on earth, what would you choose?

Homemade meatloaf and mac & cheese

Political Director

SHAROLYN SMITH

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