Oregon Right to Life Press Release,
Until this year, public sector unions in Oregon have been taking mandatory dues from government employees, even non-union members. Millions of those dollars are then diverted to fund pro-abortion groups.
These groups then support pro-abortion candidates for office who are committed to keeping this cycle going. If you are a public employee, you can finally do something about this, thanks to the Supreme Court decision Janus v. AFSCME.
The numbers don’t lie, Oregon public employee unions love the abortion industry:
– Over the past five years, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has given over $600,000 to Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
– Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has given $170,000 to Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
– The pro-abortion advocacy group Defend Oregon has received $1.2 million in funding from AFSCME and SEIU, and nearly $7 million over the past decade from the Oregon Education Association (OEA).
Since 2013, Oregon public unions have given over $2 million to pro-abortion groups.
Sadly, this cozy relationship between union leadership and the abortion industry continues. The difference under Janus is that government employees now have the right to work for a government employer without being forced to join a union. This means that pro-life government employees no longer have to choose between their jobs and funding the abortion industry.
If you are a public union member, you can resign from the union today without negatively affecting your job and income. If you are not a member, check your next paycheck to make sure dues are not being wrongfully deducted. Please see below to learn more.