Newspapers all over Oregon are urging voters to vote NO on Measure 106

TL;DR: 15 newspapers across the state are urging Oregonians to vote NO on Measure 106. The Oregonian said: “For more than 30 years, Oregonians have supported abortion as one of the many medical procedures offered within basic health care…Voters here have swatted down six past attempts to alter abortion access, making it clear they believe … Continued

Measure 106 Would Limit Access to Abortion

As ballots are being mailed out across Oregon, read up on how Measure 106 will limit access to abortion, disproportionately impacting hundreds of thousands of low-income women and public employees, like nurses, teachers, and firefighters, who rely on publicly-funded health insurance. In his article, “Oregon ballot Measure 106 would limit access to abortions,” first published … Continued

Think Out Loud: Abortion Measure

by Julie Sabatier, Cydney Grannan, and Samantha Matsumoto This Think Out Loud piece was first aired on OPB on October 2, 2018, 12PM. Listen to the full segment here. Measure 106 would prohibit state funding for most abortions. The federal government already bans Medicaid funding for abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or … Continued

First Measure 106 Debate

In the first debate on Measure 106, Emily McLain, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, represented No Cuts to Care with a clear message: Measure 106 takes away access to essential reproductive health care, and goes against Oregon’s values. Watch the full debate, televised on KATU-TV’s “Your Voice, Your Vote,” below.

East Oregonian: Voters could see up to four initiatives on ballot

By PARIS ACHEN Published on July 13, 2018 5:35PM This article originally appeared in the East Oregonian. Read the full article here. SALEM — Of the 45 initiatives proposed for the Nov. 6 general election, only four remain in play. Two of those are the subject of two separate signature-gathering fraud investigations by the Oregon … Continued

Statesman Journal: Anti-abortion, sanctuary measures hit signature deadline

This article appeared in the Statesman Journal on July 6, 2018. View the full article here.  An initiative aimed at repealing Oregon’s sanctuary state status garnered opposition from a coalition including Nike on Friday, the day after supporters announced they had enough signatures to potentially qualify for the November ballot. Organizers for Oregonians United Against … Continued Abortion Proposal Could Also Impact Oregon’s Public Employees

Article by Jeff Mapes, OPB This article originally appeared on See the full article here. Sponsors of a proposed anti-abortion ballot measure say they’re focused on stopping taxpayer-funded abortions for low-income women on the Oregon Health Plan. But the measure — which appears to have a good chance of qualifying for the November ballot — could also … Continued Oregon Could Be Unlikely Abortion Battleground This Fall

Article by Jeff Mapes, OPB This article orginally appeared on Read the article here. Oregon is nationally known for its strong support of abortion rights. It’s the only state in the country that has not adopted any additional state restrictions. But the debate over abortion could be in the spotlight in Oregon during this fall’s … Continued

News From the Campaign:

Why I Oppose Measure 106: The Power of Safe & Accessible Abortion

The following personal story has been taken from the Voter Pamphlet Statements in opposition to Measure 106. I have been lucky a few times in my life. I was lucky at 17, when I arrived at college. Getting to college was about creating a future free of everything that had been wrong about my childhood. … Continued

An Open Letter from Over 100 Oregon Clinicians

As Oregon clinicians, we are writing to oppose Measure 106, which is nothing more than a backdoor ban on abortion. As providers, we believe that all women – regardless of how much money they make or how they are insured – should be able to make their own medical decisions in consultation with their healthcare … Continued