After years of work, pro-life issue goes before voters

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)Pro-lifers in Oregon have worked for years to allow voters to decide if their tax dollars should pay for abortions and now that effort is paying off.

Oregon Life United is using a ballot initiative to put the issue before the public, and OLU spokesman Jeff Jimerson says a seven-year effort involved more than 10,000 volunteers and lots of churches to gather enough signatures for a ballot initiative.   

"It was truly a monumental sort of grassroots effort," he tells OneNewsNow.

It's now up to voters in November to make the decision, and Jimerson says he is optimistic.

"Oregon's got a reputation for being a pretty liberal state but it also has a reputation for being a pretty libertarian type of state," he explains. "And the reason we feel that our measure will have a good chance of success in November is that just because someone thinks you should be able to have an abortion doesn't mean they want to pay for it."

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