Planned Parenthood to rally in Portland amid criticism from anti-abortion activists

Portlanders will see a lot of pink T-shirts downtown on Tuesday, when Planned Parenthood will hold a Monument Square rally and offer free testing for sexually transmitted diseases as part of a national day of action. It’s part of the group’s nationwide campaign to beat back criticism from congressional Republicans over the use of aborted fetuses for medical research. […]

Question 1 opponent: Maine election reform bid ‘nothing but a scam’

The first organized opposition to Question 1, the election reform referendum on the 2015 ballot, has emerged on a Facebook page put up on Monday. The question is being supported by Mainers for Accountable Elections, a coalition of liberal, religious and labor groups that have been campaigning since July to strengthen state campaign finance and election laws. Maine’s Clean […]