ARLINGTON, VA (August 17, 2017) – Statement from Lila Rose, president and founder of national pro-life organization Live Action, on Oregon’s passage this week of the Reproductive Health Equity Act, which forces health insurers and taxpayers to provide free abortions through all nine months of pregnancy for all Oregonians, including illegal immigrants:
“This act of abortion extremism makes Oregon the first state to force taxpayers to fund abortions through all nine months of pregnancy, for any reason, including sex-selection abortions.
“Oregon’s new law will not only ensure more abortions by giving them away for free, but it forces every taxpayer to be complicit in this human rights abuse.
“Planned Parenthood helped write this bill and is set to reap the financial windfall from it. Planned Parenthood depends on abortion revenue to stay in business, which makes this law a gold mine for it: free abortions for all that the state and insurance companies pay it to commit.
“Politicians continue to blatantly ignore science and reason that there’s a unique, individual human life in the womb that deserves protection. Apparently, pretending there’s not a child involved makes it easier for Oregon Democrats to put Planned Parenthood’s finances ahead of the lives of the innocent children it kills.”