On Monday, April 29, in a stunning display of judicial activism, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane issued an order that prevented the Protect Life Rule from going into effect May 3, 2019. The proposed rule would ensure that taxpayer money designated for family planning would not fund abortion providers. It was disgraceful to see Governor Brown and Attorney General Rosenblum appear with the director of Columbia Willamette Planned Parenthood to celebrate this decision.
Throughout his decision, Judge McShane cites statements by Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion allies and takes them at face value. In his opinion, he stated that the rules would cause a reduction in contraceptive services, breast cancer detection, cancer screenings, and STD testing.