July 10, 2019
Everyone deserves access to safe, affordable reproductive healthcare.
Today, Council unanimously passed a Resolution reaffirming the right to safe and legal abortion in Portland. Every member of Council co-sponsored the Resolution, which was brought by Commissioner Hardesty.
The resolution also authorizes the City Attorney to join lawsuits challenging state abortion bans around the country.
Special thanks to Commissioner Hardesty, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Planned Parenthood, and the many other community organizations who helped shape the Resolution, and to the City Attorney’s Office for their work on this important issue.