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Your Voice Made a Difference in Salem!

Your Voice Made a Difference in Salem!

Increasing access to quality health care and accurate information, and making access across the state more equitable, is at the center of what Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon does. Thanks to your outpouring of emails and calls to elected leaders during this unprecedented virtual session, we are moving closer to a world where every Oregonian has the high-quality sexual and reproductive care that empowers them to control their own bodies and chart their own lives.

Now that the 2021 legislative session has adjourned, here are a few of the victories we are celebrating:

These victories are dampened by legislative inaction on crucial racial justice bills, including Transforming Justice (HB 2002), Universal Legal Representation for Immigrant Oregonians (HB 3230) and Farmworker Overtime Pay (HB 2358), which were created by impacted communities and had support in the beginning of the legislative session but were not passed this year. We will continue fighting to pass the policies we need to ensure Oregon is a place where everyone has a fair shot.

In addition to our big wins this session to advance health equity and push transformational systems change, we also defeated 11 anti-abortion bills in an unprecedented year that saw more than 500 anti-abortion bills introduced in nearly every state legislature in the country — 90 of which have already been enacted. This year also marked a record number of bills pending in state legislatures that target the rights and health of transgender and nonbinary people. Here in Oregon, PPAO remains ever vigilant in this fight for bodily autonomy and health care for all.

While we are making great strides toward equity, there is still a long way to go. Thank you for joining us in the fight for all Oregonians to have access to what is rightfully ours — the care, education, rights and resources all people deserve. No matter what.

Posted on July 6, 2021 in News.
 
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