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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the political arm of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon engages in educational and electoral activity including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.

In 2002, we formed Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon, which is a statewide, non-partisan political action committee that supports pro-choice, pro-family planning candidates for office.

Candidates often do not give voters the information they need to make important election decisions and many anti-choice candidates try to hide their true agenda until after the election. To combat this, our political arm seeks to provide accurate information about candidates to voters.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is incorporated under Section 501c(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, contributions are not tax deductible. This site is paid for by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

Our Mission

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is the statewide political voice for Planned Parenthood’s two affiliates in Oregon and for women’s health care. PPAO defends the Planned Parenthood mission by advocating for public policy that will enhance and protect women’s health; by building support and accountability among our elected officials in Oregon; and by engaging and motivating the public.

Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon supports state and local candidates who have taken responsible positions on women’s health care, including birth control and abortion.

Who We Are

Meet the Board of Directors and staff of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon.

 
Latest News
Jul142016
'I Do Not Want Any More Women Treated This Way'

"I support Planned Parenthood because they make it their mission to advocate for women’s reproductive health care and emphasize compassionate, nonjudgmental care. As a young woman I have faced a lot of obstacles from my peers and even healthcare professionals on what was right for me and my body. When I was 16 and became sexually active, my mom took me to my physician to get a birth control prescription. Instead of being treated with compassion and care, I ...

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Jun282016
PPAO and BRO Condemn Franklin Graham Rally in Salem

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon issued the following joint statement in response to Franklin Graham's Decision America rally today in Salem:

"As progressive organizations, we condemn Franklin Graham's efforts to bring his hateful campaign to Oregon, particularly after this month's tragic massacre in Orlando.

"Franklin Graham has a long history of attacking the humanity of LGBTQ Americans - claiming that Satan is behind pro-equality advocacy, accusing LGBTQ people of 'recruiting' children and supporting Russia ...

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Latest Campaigns
Jun172015
Oregonians for Reproductive Health!

Every woman in Oregon should be able to make decisions about whether and when to be a parent based on what’s best for her.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon is working hard to ensure that health insurance — whether paid for by individuals, employers or government funds — covers the full range of reproductive health services: preconception care, contraception, abortion, prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care.

Please take action today to add your voice to the chorus!

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