After Roe in Oregon, abortion will still be legal in most circumstances. Keep reading to find out more about what abortion law would be in your state after Roe.
THE BIG QUESTION
After Roe, will my state ban nearly all abortions or allow nearly all abortions?
Oregon will allow nearly all abortions after Roe is overturned. Oregon passed the Reproductive Health Equity Act in 2017, codifying a supposed right to abortion.
What is my state’s next step in the fight for life, once Roe is overturned?
Oregon has a long way to go to protect life. The pro-life movement will have to work hard to prevent Oregon from becoming an abortion tourism destination. It will need to work on protecting human life at the most basic level. Illinois must enact parental notification for minors seeking abortion, a third-trimester abortion ban, and legislation to protect children who survive an abortion procedure.
MORE ABOUT YOUR STATE’S ABORTION LAWS
Below, we’ve summarized what abortion laws would be in your state after Roe.
Abortion Limits, Exceptions and Enforcement
Limitations on abortions
If my state won’t ban all abortions, what are the limits to abortion?
Oregon has no legal restrictions on abortion.
Exceptions to any limitations
Are there any exceptions to those limitations placed on abortion?
This is not applicable because Oregon places no restriction on abortion.
Penalties for performing an illegal abortion
What are the penalties to abortion providers for committing an illegal abortion (one of the forms of abortion that my state has limited under the law)?
Unfortunately, Oregon has no legal restrictions on abortion, therefore abortion providers cannot be punished.
When abortion laws are violated, who can file a lawsuit to enforce their rights and the law?
This is not applicable because Oregon places no restrictions on abortion.
Special standards of care
Does my state impose a special medical standard of care on abortion providers?
Protecting Fundamental Rights
Does my state give parents the right to consent for their child to get an abortion?
Does my state have conscience protections for medical professionals who do not want to participate in abortions?
Private hospitals are not required to admit patients for the purpose of an abortion. The hospital must officially adopt such a policy in order to effectuate it. Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 435.475.
Physicians, hospital medical staff, and hospital employees are not required to participate in an abortion. Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 435.485.
Oregon Health Authority employees may refuse to offer birth control services on the basis of personal or religious beliefs. The employee must provide notice in writing to their immediate supervisor. Or. Rev. Stat. § 435.225.
Babies Born Alive
Are there legal protections for babies born alive following a botched abortion in my state?
Safety & Health of Women
Does an abortion have to be provided by a licensed physician in my state?
No. Nurse practitioners are allowed to perform abortions in Oregon.
Does my state’s law require that a woman give informed consent and/or receive counseling prior to allowing an abortion to be performed?
Does my state place any waiting requirement on abortion so that a mother has more time to decide?
MAKING A MORE PROLIFE OREGON
Your state does not (yet!) have a state family policy council working on the issue of life at your state’s capitol. But the need to fight for life in your state is critical!
If you’re interested in helping start a state family policy council in Oregon, please contact us at: Mail@familypolicyalliance.com.
And, be sure to check out the good prolife work being done by our national allies as well and find a way to plug into the #AfterRoe movement!