Tina Kotek is the Only Candidate Endorsed by Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon and Pro-Choice Oregon
[Portland, OR] – New data released this week by the Oregon Values and Beliefs Center shows that an overwhelming majority of Oregonians support abortion rights in Oregon and would support reinstating Roe v. Wade, which solidifies the dynamics of this year’s governor’s race in Tina Kotek’s favor.
Tina is the only candidate for governor endorsed by the state’s leading reproductive rights organizations: Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon and Pro-Choice Oregon.
Republican Christine Drazan celebrated when Roe was overturned, tweeting “Life wins!” According to the new poll, that puts Drazan out of touch with 62% of Oregonians who would vote to reinstate Roe v. Wade if given the opportunity.
Drazan also seemed to “signal support” for a bill that the extreme anti-abortion group Oregon Right to Life is planning to bring to lawmakers in the 2023 legislative session that would ban abortions later in pregnancy. The new data also reveals that 72% of Oregonians disagree with Drazan and believe abortion in all or most circumstances should be legal.
Conservative candidate Betsy Johnson has also proven that she can’t be trusted on reproductive rights. The head of “Republicans for Betsy” shared a video in June proclaiming that on the issue of abortion, Johnson is “virtually identical” to Oregon Right to Life-endorsed candidate Christine Drazan.
Former Senator Betsy Johnson has also criticized Oregon’s Reproductive Health Equity Fund, an innovative new program intended to support women’s access to abortion care.
“Tina Kotek is the only candidate that we trust to go to the mat for Oregonians to defend and expand access to abortion care,” said An Do, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon. “The results from this latest poll show us what we’ve long known: Oregonians overwhelmingly support abortion access and they are motivated to elect leaders who will fight for everyone to have the power to control their own bodies, lives, and futures.
There’s a reason why Tina Kotek is the only candidate endorsed by Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon: she is a true champion and the only candidate that we can count on to do what it takes to defend our reproductive rights and freedom.”