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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Kire

Wow, killing unborn babies. Now that is a cause worth getting behind. NOT!

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Uh, excuse me...but HOW is it the responsibility of the fiscally (and morally) challenged People's Republic of PORKland city government's to socially engineer and dictate to the rest of the country the leftist worldview of a city counselor? Is Jo Ann Hardesty totally clueless on the facts that... *nearly half of all black babies are aborted in this country? *And that the decimation of the black family started with LBJ's "war on poverty" that created a government dependent class that was required to remain a single parent family in order to live on the Democrat plantation? THAT is REAL slavery in the U.S. in the modern day. *Is Jo Ann Hardesty also unaware of the history and legacy of racism that IS Planned Parenthood? These quotes by Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, reveal the wicked roots of the abortion movement and expose the twisted mindset behind the present-day Culture of Death. In her own words, Sanger peddles racism, eugenics, contraception (the ONLY thing she got right), and abortion, while demonstrating a visceral hatred for children, parenthood, marriage and the Catholic Church. Here's the ones on just racism. "We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population..." -- Letter to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, December 10, 1939, p. 2 “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan... I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” -- Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography, published in 1938, p. 366 … Sanger essentially considered blacks to be subhuman. And so does the Democratic Party as well evidenced by their history of creating the KKK as their paramilitary arm of domestic terrorism., Jim Crow, and OPPOSING civil and voting rights for blacks. What planet has Hardesty been living on the past 50 years that these historical FACTS would escape her notice? Counselor.Hardesty, just stick to doing the city's business of providing local infrastructure and public safety. Leave social engineering OUT of City Hall, and DON'T put city attorneys to work legally challenging anti-abortion laws your world view doesn't like on the taxpayer dime. . If you want to "protect folks", start by calling out and OPPOSING Wuss-In-Chief Ted Wheeler's sanctuary policies, PPB stand down orders regarding Rose City ANTIFA, OWS, and the rest of local rioting groups who actively pursue street combat with peaceful law abiding groups, destroy property, block traffic, and threaten civilians.

kyle H

It is simply a city resolution. A complete waste of resources, no one in this or any other jurisdiction has any legal standing to bring a legal challenge to a law passed by Alabama or Ohio. Any amount of time and resources utilized to prepare and present a lawsuit, will be ripping off Portland tax payers and literally everyone who calls Portland home. How can it possibly escape the council, in it's entirety the glaring fact if need of a party to bring suit only where in they are impacted by the actions they seek relief from. Portland we are eventually going to need to wake up and elect people to city,(as well as state/federal) representation, who's primary interest is in actually seeking what is in the best interests of Portlanders. We haven't had that in a long, long time. Instead we have people pursuing their personal agendas, which has brought us to the state we currently have, apartments with no off-street parking, what be historically were single lots with a house on it being torn down and sub devided into twelve lots a each of those containing a home, which are 15 feet wide l, 35-40 feet long, and built 8-10 feet apart. Roads and complete infrastructure collapsing around our ears, . Seriously. When we can be driving along normally, sensibly, and find a pot hole directly in our path which ruptures a tire, this is no longer anything even jokingly like a City that Works. A stated policy, like Vision Zero, which has cost millions already, and done little to positively impact any aspect of the quality of life for any class of this community and definitely has failed in it's stated purpose of achieving a Zero death count as a result of traveling throughout the city. We have to, at some point rethink our own views and rationale for voting to give whomever a bully pulpit with which individual agendas are the primary goals being pursued by those we end up choosing to allow to use our name, our community standing as their a uthority ,. Even pursuits which are not even on our radars, and for which there can be any positive result but which just ads further to the draining of community resources, especially offensive, considering the overwhelming needs pleaging our city right now. At what point will enough actually be enough?

Lawlessness Brings Destruction

Uh, excuse me...but HOW is it the the typically fiscally challenged (and morally challenged) People's Republic of PORKland city government's responsibility to socially engineer and dictate to the rest of the country the leftist worldview of a city counselor? Is Jo Ann Hardesty totally clueless on the facts that nearly half of all black babies are aborted in this country? And that the decimation of the black family started with LBJ's "war on poverty" that created a government dependent class that was required to remain a single parent family in order to live on the Democrat plantation? THAT is REAL slavery in the U.S. in the modern day. Is Jo Ann Hardesty also unaware of the history and legacy of racism that is Planned Parenthood? These quotes by Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, reveal the wicked roots of the abortion movement and expose the twisted mindset behind the present-day Culture of Death. In her own words, Sanger peddles racism, eugenics, and abortion, while demonstrating a visceral hatred for children, parenthood, marriage and the Catholic Church. Here's the ones on just racism. "We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population..." -- Letter to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, December 10, 1939, p. 2 “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women's branch of the Ku Klux Klan... I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak...In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” -- Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography, published in 1938, p. 366 Sanger essentially considered blacks to be subhuman. And so does the Democratic Party as well evidenced by their history of creating the KKK, Jim Crow, and opposing civil and voting rights for blacks. What planet has Hardesty been living on the past 50 years that these historical FACTS would escape her notice? Waiting for a fascist/leftist SJW intern to delete this comment in 3...2...1.. After all, historical facts are their Kyrptonite and don't fit their narratives or agendas. Just stick to doing the city's business of providing local infrastructure, public safety.and leave social engineering OUT of City Hall.

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