Portland City Council votes unanimously to pass resolution that directs city attorneys to challenge abortion bans in Alabama, Ohio. The resolution, introduced by Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and co-sponsored by all city commissioners and Mayor Ted Wheeler, affirms Portland will remain a city that supports abortion access for all.
Today the Oregon Senate voted 21-6 to pass House Bill 2005 (2 excused, 1 absent), which will establish Oregon’s first statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. As a steering committee member of the Time to Care Oregon coalition, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, helped lead this historic victory for Oregon families, even as H.B. 2005 was among the 100 bills held up by the 7-day Senate Republican walk-out.
Nancy MacMorris-Adix, RN, MN, CNM and Maria I. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, co-authored the following letter in support of HB 2005. Over 150 healthcare clinicians have signed on to this letter to support the passage of a universal paid family and medical leave policy in Oregon.
As part of the national #STOPTHEBANS Day of Action on May 21, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and partners turned out 5,000 activists, local leaders, and pro-choice supporters for a rally in downtown Portland in response to the wave of abortion bans sweeping the country.