Oregonians have beaten every attempt to introduce legal barriers to abortion in our state, but there is more work to do to ensure that everyone has meaningful access to the full range reproductive health care they need to thrive.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act, HB 3391, establishes the right to safe and legal abortion in Oregon law and removes barriers to reproductive health services by eliminating out-of-pocket costs, filling gaps in reproductive health coverage for those categorically excluded from health programs due to citizenship status, and by prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity.
Oregon has a chance to take a huge leap forward, but we need your help.
Everyone, regardless of income, citizenship status, gender identity, or type of insurance they carry, needs affordable access to the full range of reproductive health care including safe and legal abortion, birth control, postpartum care, and care for treatable problems like an STD or a lump in their breast.
March 6, 2015 - As part of a diverse coalition of organizations committed to expanding access to women’s health care, we are thrilled to announce that Senate Bill 894 has been introduced in the Oregon Legislature.
This groundbreaking legislation is an important step in ensuring that more Oregonians – regardless of their income, type of insurance or location – have access to safe and affordable reproductive health care.
We believe every Oregon woman should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, starting before she ever becomes pregnant and going through childbirth. This basic right is a foundation of freedom and opportunity for women and their families.
July 6, 2012 - We are thrilled to announce that Initiative Petition 25 (IP 25), a dangerous anti-choice constitutional amendment has failed to qualify for the November ballot. Reporting only 70,000 signatures gathered over the last several months, proponents of the measure fell far short of the legally required 116,000 valid signatures. Today’s news shows that Oregonians are committed to women’s health and refuse to support laws that impose government interference on our personal private decisions.
HB 3512, sponsored by almost all of the House Republicans, would have prohibited a woman from obtaining an abortion after 20 weeks except in limited circumstances. Banning abortions starting at 20 weeks – which is a pre-viability stage of pregnancy – directly contradicts longstanding U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
Normally, reproductive rights and death penalty issues do not intersect, but at the very end of session, they did. SB 982, SB 984 and HB 3505 were all introduced in response to the horrendous murder that occurred in Beaverton resulting in the death of a pregnant woman and the stillbirth of her infant. As explained below, ACLU opposed all three proposals.