An estimated total of 2,000+ people attended three Speak Life! rallies in Portland, Salem, and Medford to celebrate the sanctity of human life and give voice to a shared mission of protecting women and babies from abortion.
The event series was held on January 21 and 22, with Oregon Life United as the presenting organization. Additionally, nearly fifty pro-life groups, media organizations, businesses, and generous individuals contributed as supporting sponsors to help make the rallies a success.
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas from 1997–2006 and U.S. Presidential candidate in 2008 and 2016, was the keynote speaker for all three events. He was joined on stage by representatives from four different pro-life pregnancy resource centers, and powerful personal testimony was shared about finding healing after abortion.
Oregon State Rep. Greg Barreto, Rep. Sherrie Sprenger, and Rep. Duane Stark also spoke about the horrific HB 3391 and the fact that Oregon is the only state in the country without any limits or restrictions on abortion.
Jeff Jimerson, director of Oregon Life United, shared a vision for how we can protect thousands of lives by signing and circulating Petition #1 to stop taxpayer-funded abortion in 2018. Oregonians in all corners of the state are encouraged to get involved by requesting petitions at www.StopTheFunding.org.
The next Speak Life! events will be held on May 20th in Corvallis and May 21st in Bend featuring late-term abortion survivor Gianna Jessen. Get more details and free admission tickets at www.OregonLifeUnited.org/speaklife.