New Oregon Gov Kate Brown as Radically Pro-Abortion as John Kitzhaber

State   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Feb 19, 2015   |   7:53PM   |   Salem, OR

On February 18, Kate Brown was sworn in as the 38th governor of Oregon and one of the first to congratulate her was none other than Planned Parenthood.

The Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Oregon, Laura Terrill Patten, said “Oregonians are fortunate to have leaders like Kate Brown who understand that when women succeed, Oregon succeeds. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon has full confidence in Governor Brown’s leadership and integrity.”

In 2012, Governor Brown also received Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon’s Champion Award and has received a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood PAC of Oregon for her entire career.

As LifeNews previously reported, the pro-life group Live Action released their third installment in its “SexEd” investigative series last summer showing a Planned Parenthood staffer in Portland offering disturbing sex counseling to someone she thinks is a fifteen-year-old girl. This is very concerning considering Governor Brown is proud that she’s been awarded by the abortion giant.

The video clearly shows the counselor encouraging the young girl to allow herself to be victimized in violent sexual encounters with her partner. The staffer tells the investigator that “it’s very common to experiment with different things,” including “being tied up” and “whipped” and “the baby thing, where they will put on diapers[.]” Some girls like being “spanked,” “hit,” or “whipped,” said the counselor.

According to Oregon Right to Life, Governor Brown is just as radically pro-abortion as her predecessor, John Kitzhaber who had no restraints on abortion. The group said that during Kitzhaber’s governorship he vetoed a bill that would allow parents to be notified if their minor daughter was planning an abortion; he vetoed the entire Oregon health budget because it did not contain funding for abortion; and advocated assisted suicide in Oregon. He also condemned the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby decision as the wrong direction for women’s health.


Additionally, the radical pro-abortion group, Emily’s List, congratulated the new governor.

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They said in a statement, “For over ten years the Emily’s List community has been proud to stand with Kate Brown, a committed public servant with an outstanding record of making government more accountable to Oregonians, passing comprehensive laws to protect all families’ civil rights, and helping small businesses create jobs. Oregon is going through a tough time right now, but with the right leadership will emerge from this crisis and start a new chapter. As governor, Kate Brown will continue to fight for women and families to have a fair shot and to move Oregon forward.”

Unfortunately, for the sixth year in a row American’s United for Life ranked Oregon as one of the worst state for life for failing to protect women from an unmonitored and under-regulated abortion industry, along with California, Washington, Vermont, California and New Jersey.