PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is taking a strong stance against anti-abortion legislation recently passed in several states by introducing her own resolution.
The resolution calls for City of Portland attorneys to legally challenge anti-abortion laws in Alabama and Ohio. Hardesty Wednesday held a news conference announcing that resolution, which she says has unanimous support from city council.
Hardesty spoke alongside other organizations, including NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon.
The legislation recently passed in Alabama and Ohio make the abortion laws more restrictive, which pro-choice supporters argue saves lives.
Hardesty argues that, here in Oregon, we should set the tone for the country.
“This city resolution really responds to this anti-abortion legislation wave that is taking over our country,” Hardesty said. “It is our responsibility to make sure that we are protecting folks across the country.”
Hardesty’s resolution passed unanimously Wednesday afternoon.
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