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Apr72017
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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Mar312017
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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Mar152017
Reproductive Health Equity Act Moves Forward in Oregon Legislature

PRO-CHOICE COALITION OF OREGON PRESS RELEASE

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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Mar72017
Oregon Planned Parenthood Supporters Are Fighting Back

One day after Speaker Paul Ryan and GOP leadership introduced legislation to block millions of people from birth control and cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood, supporters in Oregon are fighting back.

Mary Nolan, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, said:

"Oregonians are making their voices heard: We don't want reproductive health care attacked. We're standing together as women, people of color, immigrants and as people of faith, and we're fighting back to make sure that ...

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Feb142017
Congress Votes to Take Away Protections for 4 Million People Who Rely on Title X

The House of Representatives is poised to vote today to overturn a rule that protects health care for more than 4 million people who rely on Title X, the nation's family planning program, first established more than 40 years ago under President Nixon.

The rule reinforces that it is against the law for state politicians to block people from accessing care under Title X at their preferred health center - including Planned Parenthood and other reproductive healthcare providers - because the ...

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