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Issues & Legislation

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon works to pass laws that advance access to the full range of reproductive healthcare services and information including comprehensive sex education. From town halls to the State Capitol, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon ensures that women and men can access quality, affordable reproductive health care.

Current Priorities

Past Achievements

Thanks to the skill of our passionate citizen activists, our elected allies and our professional lobbyist, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon has defeated dozens of anti-women’s health pieces of legislation since 1993. In addition, we have beat back 6 anti-women’s health ballot measures, including Parental Notification in 2006. We have worked tirelessly to protect the full range of reproductive options. Oregon remains the only state left with no restrictions on access to safe, legal abortion.

In addition, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon has worked to advance access to women’s health services and information as well as comprehensive sex education. Read below to learn more about the health achievements Planned Parenthood has been a part of in Oregon.

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Latest News
Jul302020
Tix on Sale for 2020 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the 10th Annual Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed to Wednesday, September 9th. This will be a virtual event, and we will share log-in instructions with all ticket holders a couple of weeks before the event. We're looking forward to seeing you, hearing from Cheryl Strayed, celebrating champions for reproductive freedom and raising critical funds to protect the health of Oregonians in ...

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Jul82020
Supreme Court Allows Employers and Universities to Deny Access to Birth Control Coverage

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld two Trump administration rules that allow employers and universities to push their religious or moral beliefs on employees and students by denying them access to insurance that covers birth control. Employers and universities will be able to decide — based on their own objections — if their health insurance plans cover birth control.

The Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit expanded contraceptive coverage with no out-of-pocket costs for more than 62 million women, including ...

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Latest Campaigns
Aug132019
Share Your Story!

Oregon is the leading state for reproductive health and rights. We have fought hard to get the best reproductive health laws on the books, and now we need your help enforcing them! Personal stories are a powerful tool that can be used to win the hearts and minds of decision-makers, and are critical when advocating to maintain or even expand access to the vital health services that Planned Parenthood provides.

Whether it's affordable birth control, access to sex education or the right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why these services matter to you and the impact that ...

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