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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Supporting Women’s Health and Abortion Rights

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.

Media

Portland City Council Passes Resolution to Support Nationwide Abortion Access

Blair Stenvick in the Portland Mercury

 

Portland City Council Will Urge City Attorneys to Advocate for Pro-Choice Court Rulings, From Afar

Sophie Peel in Willamette Week

 

Portland City Council Prepares to Publicly Oppose Abortion Bans In Other States

Amelia Templeton in OPB News

 

Portland Commissioners Aim to Protect Abortion Rights with New Resolution

Genevieve Reaume in KATU News