COALITION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, AND FAITH LEADERS JOINED BY ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO ABORTION FUNDING
Tomorrow, a prayer breakfast will be held as part of the campaign against Measure 106. Oregon has long been on the pro-choice side of the abortion debate, at least when it comes to public policy. Oregon is currently one of seventeen states that provides state money for abortions for women who qualify for Medicaid (see map). Measure 106 would halt that funding.
Supporters of the measure say that it only targets state funding and does not aim to make abortion illegal. However, many observers, opponents, and even supporters of the measure have noted that it would have the functional impact of reducing the availability of abortions for low-income women.
Tomorrow, No Cuts to Care, a new coalition of faith, medical and activist groups is hosting a prayer breakfast in opposition to the measure. Elected officials, including US Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, will be in attendance. Due to the potential for disruption, we are not releasing the location of the breakfast, but anybody interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for the necessary information.
For more, KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Reverend Bill Sinkford, whose congregation at the First Unitarian Church of Portland is a member of the No Cuts to Care coalition.