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May312018
Governor Brown Joins Growing Opposition to Trump’s Domestic “Gag Rule”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown joined 13 other governors across the country in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar opposing the Trump-Pence administration’s domestic gag rule, which would make it illegal for healthcare providers to refer for abortion and impose new restrictions intended to block patients from Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control. They join the 73 percent of Americans, 200 members of Congress and 110 public health organizations who already oppose the ...

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May212018
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Welcomes New Executive Director

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) announced today that Emily McLain will serve as its new Executive Director. She will make her first appearance at the 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast on May 30th in Portland, and will officially join the staff on June 13th.

McLain previously served as PPAO’s Government Relations Consultant from 2014 to 2016. During her tenure, PPAO passed landmark legislation to expand access to birth control and to protect patient privacy.

“We are thrilled that Emily ...

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May182018
Trump-Pence Administration Expected to Introduce Rule That Gags Providers

Following reports that the Trump-Pence administration intends to introduce a gag rule today that would undermine the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, Planned Parenthood issued the following statement.

This gag rule would do three things:

  1. It would impose new rules that are designed to make it impossible for patients to get birth control or preventive care from reproductive healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood.
  2. Under this rule doctors, nurses, hospitals and community health centers across ...
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May162018
Women's Rights Advocates Call Out Knute Buehler's Record

A coalition of advocates for women’s health and rights joined forces Wednesday to call out Republican gubernatorial nominee Knute Buehler’s record against access to reproductive health care and other issues that affect women and working families.

"Now more than ever, Oregonians need a women's health champion like Governor Kate Brown," said Lisa Gardner, Board Member for Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon. "Last year she signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act, the nation’s most comprehensive reproductive rights ...

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Apr92018
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Named 2018 "Pro-Choice Champion"

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon will honor U.S. Senator Ron Wyden as its "2018 Pro-Choice Champion." The award will be presented at the 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast with keynote speaker Sonya Renee Taylor on Wednesday, May 30th in Portland.

Every year, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon presents the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award to recognize a leader who goes above and beyond in advocating for women's and reproductive healthcare issues. The award has previously honored State Representative Mary ...

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