Governor of Oregon Holds Ceremony to Celebrate Law Making Abortion Free in State

Photo Credit: Gov. Kate Brown/Twitter

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Democratic governor of Oregon held a signing ceremony on Monday to celebrate the enactment of a law that that requires insurance companies in the state to cover the murder of the unborn at no cost.

While Gov. Kate Brown already signed H.B. 3391, also known as the “Reproductive Health Equity Act,” into law on Aug. 15, a special event was held this week before members of the legislature and abortion advocacy groups to commemorate the bill.

“To lead productive and thriving lives, Oregonians must have the ability to control their bodies and make informed decisions about their health care,” she said in a statement. “I am proud to sign legislation that expands access to basic reproductive health services for all Oregonians regardless of where they live, where they come from, or how they identify as a person.”

According to the Washington Times, those in attendance “regularly broke into rousing cheers and applause.”

As previously reported, the bill, which was passed by the House and Senate in July, requires all health benefit plans in Oregon to provide coverage for various services that include abortion, contraception and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

It allows an exemption for religious businesses and nonprofits, outlining that “[a]n insurer may offer to a religious employer a health benefit plan that does not include coverage for contraceptives or abortion procedures that are contrary to the religious employer’s religious tenets,” but only if if the insurer sends a detailed notice to employees to advise which services their employer declines to cover.

Employees can still obtain the desired contraceptives and abortions, however, as the bill also mandates that the Oregon Health Authority “shall design a program to provide statewide access to abortion coverage for Oregon residents enrolled in [such] health benefit plans.”

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The legislation created much contention in both the House and Senate as Republicans were horrified that an estimated half a million dollars would be used for abortions.

“I can’t reconcile in my mind how anyone who has a walk with God can support this,” said Rep. Andy Olson, R-Albany, who emotionally shared that he lost his premie granddaughter as an infant. “I just can’t get there with you.”

“We pursue a culture of death in this country. It’s pervasive. It’s everywhere. It’s in our movies, our TV shows, our video games, our magazines. It’s down the street,” also lamented Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend. “The souls of 50 million babies in our country cry out for justice, and I know God hears them. The question, colleagues, is will we hear their cries for justice?”

In addition to the signing ceremony on Monday, Brown tweeted, “To lead productive lives, Oregonians need control of their bodies, ability to make informed choices. This law secures these basic rights.”

Her remarks were met with a mixed response by followers, with one commenter writing, “This is non-negotiable. Women must have complete autonomy over their bodies.”

“Unborn babies should also have the opportunity to live productive lives,” another wrote.

“We should be helping people make good choices about the act of conception and accept consequences, not endorsing baby murder as a way out,” a third stated.

As previously reported, female government leaders have claimed for years that abortion is necessary to allow women to work outside of the home and pursue careers. In the 1992 ruling of Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, a Reagan appointee, asserted that abortion has kept women in the workforce.

Sandra Day O’Connor, appointed by Ronald Reagan, who wrote the majority opinion in Planned Parenthood v. Casey

“For two decades of economic and social developments, people have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail,” she wrote on behalf of the court.

“The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives,” she said.

In June 2016, while speaking before a gathering of Planned Parenthood supporters, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton similarly said that she believes legalizing abortion has helped to keep women in the workplace, and thus has aided the economy.

“[Roe v. Wade] transformed [women] because it meant that women were able to get educations, build careers, enter new fields, and rise as far as their talent and hard work would take them—all the opportunities that follow when women are able to stay healthy and choose whether and when to become mothers,” she asserted.

Clinton opined that birth control has likewise helped the economy because it has kept women in the workforce instead of at home raising children.

“Today, the percentage of women who finish college is six times what it was before birth control was legal,” she stated. “Women represent half of all college graduates in America and nearly half our labor force, and our whole economy, then, is better off.”

“The movement of women into the workforce, a paid workforce, over the past 40 years was responsible for more than $3.5 trillion in growth in our economy,” Clinton contended.

Sanger’s newsletter “The Woman Rebel.”

Planned Parenthood’s own feminist founder, Margaret Sanger, similarly decried what she characterized as women serving as “incubators.”

“Woman’s role has been that of an incubator and little more. She has given birth to an incubated race,” she wrote in “Woman and the New Race.” “In the mass, she has brought forth quantity, not quality. The requirement of a male dominated civilization has been numbers. She has met that requirement.”

“This is the dawn. Womanhood shakes off its bondage. It asserts its right to be free. In its freedom, its thoughts turn to the race. Like begets like. We gather perfect fruit from perfect trees,” Sanger said. “The relentless efforts of reactionary authority to suppress the message of birth control and of voluntary motherhood are futile. The powers of reaction cannot now prevent the feminine spirit from breaking its bonds. ”

Sanger, who was a staunch advocate of eugenics and authored the newsletter “The Woman Rebel,” also made a correlation between birth control and the purification of the races, referring to those with disabilities as being “morons,” “idiots” and “imbeciles.”

“Birth control itself, often denounced as a violation of natural law, is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives,” she wrote in the aforementioned publication. “If we are to make racial progress, this development of womanhood must precede motherhood in every individual woman.”


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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    /SMH …….. the “love” of the world being demonstrated ….. Moloch would be “Proud” ……….

  • Jack-b-Quicker

    I will have to wait for God to explain this to me, but I cannot figure out why anyone would knowingly go against Him like this. Kill the baby before it comes out is a direct violation of His very first commandment to us which was to be fruitful and multiply. They love their sin and not God. I cannot fathom how that is possible.

    • bowie1

      It’s all about human selfishness.

      • Jack-b-Quicker

        Yes, but the most selfless thing to do is to forget God. Because once that occurs you have lost everything. Why anyone would want to live in this world, go through all this nonsense just to lose it all does not make any sort of sense to me.

        • realpolitik

          You don’t have to worry about it, it is not your pregnancy, your decision or your salvation. You would think god would do a better job of paring wanting wombs with a fetus, alas…

          • Jack-b-Quicker

            He does not rain on only those he loves, my friend. If you want a dictator running your life, move to North Korea.

          • realpolitik

            I’ve no need for a dictator, and there is no need for you to concern yourself with why one would terminate a pregnancy.

          • Jack-b-Quicker

            I disagree. And you are your own dictator -trying to be mine. Don’t concern yourself with my concerns.

          • realpolitik

            You wish to dictate to others how their pregnancies will end, you’ve better things to kvetch about.

          • Jack-b-Quicker

            Yet you dictate to others how they should feel… Do my ideas scare you? Is that because your argument is actually based on emotion rather than biological facts?

          • realpolitik

            I’m not scared by your ideas, I do find your inaction laughable, “they are murdering babies…let me type some angry words instead of doing something…”

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            nope … He gives them enough rope to hang themselves ….. but abortion is a forgivable sin if there is repentance ……

          • realpolitik

            Yeah, your god needs to do a better job at handing out fetuses, clearly he doesn’t know what he is doing.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            He does His will perfectly …………

          • realpolitik

            Sure he does, that is why some women who want to get pregnant can’t and women who get pregnant sometimes get abortions. Your guy is doing a bang up job.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            it is still perfect …….

          • realpolitik

            Then why complain about abortion? It is clearly part of your god’s plan.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            so is murder ……… but that does not mean there are no consequences ………. and abortion is RACISM …………..

          • realpolitik

            What is racist is believing that black women are incapable of deciding for themselves how their pregnancies will end.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            what is racist is that the majority of these “clinics” are located nearest or in black communities …………..

          • realpolitik

            So? Are black women being frogmarched into the clinics against their will?

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            the roots of abortion in this country are intricately tied to eugenics (science to remove undesirable human beings) after the civil war and the people involved were do it to eliminate the black race …… and the deception of what is being sold to the public today are a direct results ….. enticing people to murder their own is still murder ………….

          • realpolitik

            And? The ghost of Maggy Sanger is not haunting black women into abortion clinics. Why don’t you care about white abortions? Do they not matter? Racist.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            all abortions are wrong … does not change the HISTORY of its origins …….

          • realpolitik

            Forced abortion is wrong however if a woman decides for herself to not carry to term there is nothing wrong about that.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            any murder is wrong ….. voluntary or otherwise …….. abortion is just a murder for hire ……

          • realpolitik

            You have every right to believe that abortion is murder for hire, but as far as reality is concerned, it is not.

          • mk

            realpolitik YOU JUST LIKE HEARING YOURSELF TALK DON’T YOU, must not be too educated to talk such dribble

          • realpolitik

            Grumble grumble grumble….

          • mk

            realpolitik YOU REALLY ARE STUPID

          • realpolitik

            Triggered snowflake?

          • mk

            realpolitik YOU WILL ANSWER TO THE ALMIGHTY! TRUST ME YOU WILL ANSWER TO HIM!

          • realpolitik

            Sure thing, keep dreaming about your punishment porn.

          • mk

            realpolitik YOU WILL FEEL GOD’S WRATH IF HE CHOOSES. HE IS A PERFECT GOD AND HE WILL DEAL WITH YOU IN HIS WAY

          • realpolitik

            More empty threats…

          • mk

            realpolitik you do NOT know God and you speak such stupidity and ignorance, GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED BY YOU

          • realpolitik

            Well, that is clearly a lie.

          • Dianne Cornett

            Wow, are we now blaming God for our sin?

          • realpolitik

            It is all part of his perfect plan.

          • Evermyrtle

            Well spoken as an antichrist heathen! What you do not understand is that GOD says “Thou shall not murder” as one of HIS ten commandments. HE made that baby, by your actions, and he/she lives until you slay him/her!! If you don’t want a baby prepare before you start one, there are things you can do to prevent one to start growing, don’t be a fool use some common sense and a bit of self control!

          • realpolitik

            Meh-if a woman has no desire to carry the pregnancy to term she is under no obligation to do so.

    • mk

      Jack-b-Quicker, you’re not the only one that doesn’t get it. God WILL exact HIS Wrath. horrific weather issues, hurricanes, earthquakes. GOD IS ANGRY! He PROMISED that if WE turn back to God He WILL HEAL our land, but MANY continue in evil ways, making evil choices and God is ANGRY and now this New bill in Oregon to kill His Creation! I would NOT want to feel His Wrath!

      • Jack-b-Quicker

        It’s like they are under a spell. If you try to talk to them and give them truth, God shuts their hearts and minds and you cannot get through to them. Jesus spoke of this while He was first here in the flesh and we are witnesses to it happening now. If anyone is saved, its through Christ, because no man can undo what God does. Such a complicated subject. I cannot even fully explain how I feel.

  • YoikesAndAway

    The progressives have become the culture of death. Death for the unborn, death for the elderly and the sick. They claim it is out of compassion, when it is the farthest from the truth. We must fight back at every instant, whether through leaders all the way down to comments and social media. They will not stop unless people speak up against this.

  • BuckeyePhysicist

    Free? It’s not free! The wages of sin is death.

    • Debbie Pineau

      Clinton supporting a woman’s right to kill their own children since they can’t take care of their own bodies, can’t take birth control and use abortion as a remedy for their mistakes instead of using birth control methods to begin with and men are not off the hook if they don’t use protection themselves and don’t take care of their own children too. (Planned Parenthood was known for selling fetal tissue and baby organs from abortions for themselves for money) and using abortions and women, sometimes young women who don’t understand and for the economy and for money and for the workforce?? Perhaps the story of Eve in the Garden is correct after all. I couldn’t believe I was reading what I was reading about what she was saying. My two great grandchildren were both preemies, 1 1/2 pounds and 3.5 pounds and are going to school today. #trumpforpresident

      • Diana

        They are keeping God out of the equation. That’s what they do best – on this side of the veil of tears. It is only the people, ultimately, that have any real value. Whatever we are doing in the way of temporal preparation should be done to benefit not only ourselves but to minister to others; to all those women who will submit to such an easy way out and pay for it the rest of their lives. An aborted child is one thing that a woman can not forgive herself for once clarity sets in.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Worshiping at the alter of self There is a Leader in north Korea that’s into that to. Perhaps he is pen pails with Oregon’s Govenor.

  • Daniel Allen

    Good going Oregon. You must be very proud of yourselves. Its so much easier to Murder your own children now !

    • mk

      Daniel Allen TOTALLY AGREE!

  • Facts: Abortion kills blacks at a rate 3 times that of whites. Taxpayer-funded and/or government coerced insurance funding will increase that rate.

    Now look at all the smiling Molech-worshiping ghouls in that picture.

    Seems racist to me.

    • mk

      Eternity Matters, how is an all inclusive decision to abort all babies racist, they are not targeting just blacks here, they are saying everyone whites and blacks get an abortion

      • Hi MK — but they are targeting blacks. Look at history of Planned Parenthood. And they want tax-funded abortions to kill more minorities.

        Remember that the Left reflexively views any difference in outcomes as evidence of racism — in arrests, school discipline, standardized tests, etc. They are wrong on those, but to be consistent they’d have to concede that abortion is racist (and it really is!).

  • Ginger

    Are you at home in that “new world order”? Christian friends, wake up, the alarms are going off, for that is all we hear today, peace, peace, peace. Paul warned us about this in I Thessalonians 5:1-3 KJV “But of the times and the seasons brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, “Peace and safety;” then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” (the UN meeting this year is titled “peace & safety)
    Jeremiah KJV 6:15 “Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.” 16 “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.” (This
    is what the enemy is saying, right in front of everyone. They have no fear of God, or His people, they see Christians as no problem to their activities. For a long time they have taken those Christians, and made suckers out of them. It is getting late and they know the evening is coming and want to make an end of them. It is getting late and they know the evening is coming, so they want to make a quick end of it all.) 17 “Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said , We will not hearken.” 18 “Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.” 19 “Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My law, but rejected it.” (God is warning the earth also, of the calamity that is coming. The evil is coming because of the sole reason that God’s people have rejected God’s Words in favor of those words of the false prophets that are leading them. Those ministers of Satan are telling them that they do not need to know God’s Word, and they are believing those lies. When you hear some false shepherd make a statement that God’s Word is not to be understood, you will know him for what he is. Those very words are the traditions of men. God is not happy with people that place traditions over what He has to say. Putting the works of Babylon front and center instead)

  • and the call themselves Christians ……… there fake Christians and the churches are brainwashing them

  • Another law sanctioning murder as a consequence of misidentifying the crime.

    The battle against this atrocity begins with identifying it correctly. By calling it “abortion,” we’ve already acquiesced to the opposition’s terminology. Look up “abortion” and “miscarriage” in any
    dictionary. A miscarriage is an abortion. What doctors (and parents) do to infants in the womb is infanticide. Had Roe v. Wade been waged over infanticide rather than abortion, it would have never made it to the court room. In fact, by employing the word “abortion,” Roe v. Wade was won before it ever got to court.

    The Greek word “brephos” employed in the New Testament for infants already born is the same word used for infants in the womb (Luke 2:12 and Luke 1:41), without specifying the precise moment they became a “brephos.” Therefore, our only option is to then accept that they became such at conception. Thus, intentionally killing a brephos at any point is “brephocide” or, more properly, infanticide.

    The point being, we Christians need to stop using the non-Christians’ watered-down, politically correct terms such as “abortion” and “gay.” It’s infanticide and sodomy. There is no power in the former terms against evil and our first mistake is in acquiescing to the ungodly’s terminology.

    Google and listen to Part 1 of “Word Wars & Captive Thoughts.”

  • James Higginbotham

    i have to say, GOD IS NOT PLEASED AT ALL.
    and neither should WE THE PEOPLE.
    MURDERING ONES OWN CHILD.
    DISGUSTING.

  • Laura

    If I still lived in Oregon – which I’m very glad I don’t – I would leave after this law went into effect. This state has gone over to the side of the devil. What a beautiful state ruined by leftists.

    • mk

      Laura SO TRUE. GOD IS ANGRY! Let’s hope God does NOT demonstrate HIS ANGER with Oregon for killing HIS CREATION! God DOES HAVE a WRATH, Vengeance IS HIS!

  • LJP

    Insurance companies should just pull out of Oregon.

    • mk

      LJP AGREE

  • william achramowicz

    Is it free? or does someone else have to pay for it??

    • Dianne Cornett

      Yes, there must be a special place in HELL for those who murder children.

    • Debbie Pineau

      All the taxpayers have to pay for their decisions through their health care plans. There are some exceptions: “We pursue a culture of death in this country. It’s pervasive. It’s everywhere. It’s in our movies, our TV shows, our video games, our magazines. It’s down the street,” also lamented Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Bend. “The souls of 50 million babies in our country cry out for justice, and I know God hears them. The question, colleagues, is will we hear their cries for justice?” #trumpforpresident

  • glenn398

    Since they have the right to control their body if they don’t want to get P.G. then take birth control pills or use other prevent methods. Think it is really that simple and then abortions won’t be necessary.

  • a donselman

    I am so sad today because of all the unborn children that will be MURDERED by these people. I am not without sin but this is not one I will have to account for when I meet my Lord.

  • sweetwillie

    Too all of you hypocrites: I will protest against abortion when we protest against policemen murdering innocent people and fighting stupid wars, the death penalty and so many things that regularly destroy life. We can’t pick and choose morality.

    • Dianne Cornett

      …or people murdering innocent policemen…

      • sweetwillie

        That too.

  • Tony Lusich

    Our bodies belong to God.

  • mk

    The governor of Oregon celebrates killing babies! killing humans! HOW MENTALLY SICK is THIS governor! so MOST Democrats and LIberals are FOR MURDER! SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK

  • Donna Daniels

    The DEVIL is in charge of the details.

  • Evermyrtle

    Is promoting mass murder of our babies, a new answer, to be able to feed the hungry in Oregon or is there some other heinous reason for this evil? I cannot imagine killing a baby!!!

  • Debbie Pineau

    Perhaps the bible is correct and Eve in the Garden and hearing Clinton’s take on this subject, Eve was possibly to blame for the whole thing and if this is what women’s liberation has wrought, well it seems it is very wrong and it was definitely not worth the price for the children of the world for Clinton to go on about the economy and women’s right to kill their own children for money. #trumpforpresident

  • Diana

    We are to take up the cross of Christ, following His example, going into the world to establish the higher government and authority of God, rather than the authority and system of the world, calling men out of their sin and corruption, which gives birth to the lower government and law of this world; becoming overcomers, we overcome the world, establishing the higher law and government in the hearts and minds of the people and over every social order in turn, knowing that Christ is returning to complete the process of victory over God’s enemies and to reward all those who were about the work of God’s Kingdom, and to punish all those hypocrites who gave lip service to God but were never about God’s work, but rather standing in the way, blocking the way for those who wanted to come in.

  • Diana

    Proverbs 24:11 Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
    And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
    12 If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
    Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
    He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
    And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?

  • Diana

    Unreal one of them believes killing babies solves another “racial” divide. OMG