Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor John Kitzhaber (D) is pro-choice.
- The Oregon House is pro-choice.
- The Oregon Senate is pro-choice.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Oregon allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Oregon law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Oregon law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Oregon provides low-income women access to abortion.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Oregon provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
Other Pro-Choice Law
Oregon law includes a policy statement in support of the right to birth control and allows mid-level health-care practitioners to provide family-planning services.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Oregon law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
State Constitutional Protection
Oregon's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.