Students should be able to learn without anti-abortion zealots interfering with their education. But that's the plan of Oregon Right to Life: take control of the Salem-Keizer school board in the May 21, 2019 election.
Three of the seven current school board members are backed by Oregon Right to Life: Kathy Goss, Jesse Lippold, and Marty Heyen. The photo above was in a 2017 blog post where Oregon Right to Life bragged about the election of Goss and Lippold, saying:
Pro-life voices on school boards are important for several reasons. Not only do school board members affect education policy, they become community leaders with influence beyond their offices. Most importantly, their efforts keep Planned Parenthood away from our children.
Now Oregon Right to Life is supporting the re-election of Heyen and the election of two other candidates: Danielle Bethell and Satya Chandragiri. If all three were elected, Oregon Right to Life would have a 5-2 majority on the school board.
UPDATE: someone emailed me a mailing Oregon Right to Life sent prior to the 2017 Salem-Keizer school board election that says "A Critical Election for the Unborn." Here's a PDF file. Scroll to the end of this post to see images of the mailing. It's nasty. There's an absurd claim that Planned Parenthood has a financial interest in pushing students to use their abortion services -- which only are about 3% of the services they provide nationwide.
Download Right to Life mailing in 2017
Campaign finance reports show that Heyen, Bethell, and Chandragiri each have gotten $2666.66 from the Oregon Right to Life PAC via in-kind contributions.
It strikes me as strange that this exact number was contributed to the three Right to Life candidates, since 666 is viewed as the "mark of the beast" to some Christians, being a symbol of something flawed or God's enemies.
Well, hopefully voters will see Heyen, Bethell, and Chandragiri as the flawed candidates.
Likely this is because they know that Oregonians favor sex education in schools and support the women's health services provided by Planned Parenthood.
UPDATE: Here's images of the above-mentioned mailing Oregon Right to Life sent to voters prior to the 2017 Salem-Keizer school board election.