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House Healthcare Committee Passes Reproductive Health Equity Act


SALEM, Ore., April 14, 2017 - The Oregon House Healthcare Committee today passed landmark legislation to ensure reproductive health equity across the state.

The Reproductive Health Equity Act (House Bill 3391) removes financial barriers and ensures that every Oregonian is empowered to make their own decisions about whether and when to become a parent. Limitations on reproductive health services can have profoundly harmful effects on public health and on an individual person's life opportunities ...

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Tix on Sale for 2017 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Staceyann Chin!

Please join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon for a special breakfast event with Staceyann Chin, the Jamaican writer, political activist and spoken-word poet known for her one-woman shows and the Tony Award-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. Chin speaks all over the world and has written for many publications, including The New York Times Magazine and Essence, and has discussed issues of race and sexuality on television and radio, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and PBS.

The ...

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Senate Majority Upends Rules to Force Confirmation of Extreme Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Today, the Senate confirmed extreme Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell upended long-standing rules in order to do so. The move disregarded opposition from people across the country over Gorsuch's extreme judicial philosophy and dangerous record on reproductive health.

Statement from Mary Nolan, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon:

"Women marched en masse in January because they feared the worst. Today, those fears were confirmed. Neil Gorsuch's judicial philosophy and record ...

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Led By Mike Pence, Male Politicians Vote to Claw Back Critical Healthcare Protections for 4 Million Title X Patients

The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a measure yesterday that would overturn a rule to protect health care for more than 4 million people who rely on Title X, the nation's family planning program.

In a gross display of their disregard for women's health, Republican Senate leaders refused to even explain their support for the bill on the Senate floor, despite repeated demands from leaders like Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) resorted to bringing ...

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Reproductive Health Equity Act Moves Forward in Oregon Legislature


SALEM, Ore., March 15, 2017 -- Advocates for reproductive health care and reproductive justice applauded the Oregon House Healthcare Committee for advancing the Reproductive Health Equity Act (House Bill 3391) with a public hearing. The hearing will be held at 3pm today in Hearing Room E at the State Capitol.

House Bill 3391 is sponsored by 19 State Representatives and 10 State Senators. The bill has been developed over the past two years by the ...

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