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The city of Portland is now set to vote on a proposed law that would ban doing business with the state of Texas after the state’s recent imposition of a new ‘heartbeat’ law designed to protect the life of the unborn.

As The Hill reports:

The Portland, Ore., City Council is planning to vote on Wednesday on a proposal to ban doing business with the state of Texas following the controversial new abortion restrictions enacted in The Lone Star State.

In a statement last week, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) said that the city council will vote whether to ban trading goods and services with Texas and bar state employee business travel as well, citing the abortion law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and allows private citizens to sue anyone they believe has helped a woman violate the limits.

“This law does not demonstrate concern for the health, safety, and well-being of those who may become pregnant. This law does not recognize or show respect for the human rights of those who may become pregnant,” Wheeler said in a statement. “This law rewards private individuals for exercising surveillance and control over others’ bodies. It violates the separation of church and state. And, it will force people to carry pregnancies against their will.”

“Portland City Council stands with the people who may one day face difficult decisions about pregnancy, and we respect their right to make the best decision for themselves.”

Is Portland’s move an isolated incident or a sign of things to come? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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Steele V. Propp
Steele V. Propp
3 months ago

Is this even legal? Would think a challenge is coming if passed.

AnnieJ. Epperson
AnnieJ. Epperson
2 months ago

love you guys

Monrda
Monrda
2 months ago

Oh, please Portland & all you other liberal States, please don’t travel to Texas, please!

Richard
Richard
2 months ago
Reply to  Monrda

Yes, please stay away and shove your liberal ideas where the sun don’t shine.

Burford Huddnick
Burford Huddnick
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

You being much too genteel. I say shove it up commie Ted Wheelers’ ass

Retired Marine
Retired Marine
2 months ago

It would like that.

stevo
stevo
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

and stay out of florida too!

TallTexan
TallTexan
2 months ago
Reply to  stevo

AMEN TO THAT!!!

Slippery Joe
Slippery Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  stevo

Florida is the place to go for free Americans. Stop anyone from Portland coming here.

Linda Allen
Linda Allen
2 months ago
Reply to  stevo

WOW!! All of you would really be happy in China where they kill babies!

Paint Brush
Paint Brush
2 months ago
Reply to  Monrda

Yes, I agree! Please, liberals, stay in Oregon where you love the mess. Texans wouldn’t put up with your warped view of life anyway.

jennifer
jennifer
2 months ago
Reply to  Paint Brush

Not All of Oregon is a liberal ,

tom s
tom s
2 months ago
Reply to  jennifer

Apparently too much of Oregon is liberal, seeing that the state & cities are run by dems.

Rick
Rick
2 months ago
Reply to  jennifer

Apparently enough of it is since part of the state wants to secede and join Iowa.

Lei
Lei
2 months ago
Reply to  Rick

Idaho. 🙂

JPT
JPT
2 months ago
Reply to  jennifer

Then you guys need to get together and take your beautiful state back before it’s lost forever to the clutches of dumbass liberals.

Linda Allen
Linda Allen
2 months ago
Reply to  jennifer

Then fight back, if you want to stay free!!

Chris
Chris
2 months ago
Reply to  Monrda

Does that include stopping the ironically named Anti-fascists from coming to Texas and attacking citizens protesting against more government over-reach? Let them stay in Portland and show how anarchy can reduce crime.

Linda Kelley
Linda Kelley
2 months ago
Reply to  Monrda

Goor, we don’t want you here. You believe in killing people. I guess you believe if I kill someone in your state I can go free?? That’s the way I see it!!!’

Vladilyich
Vladilyich
2 months ago

Definitely legal. I don’t have to do business with anybody or state I don’t want to and I don’t have to pay for travel of anybody I am paying to go there. It’s called freedom of choice. Especially if I’m in charge.

Steve
Steve
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Sadly, when this is not entirely true. When a liberal wants to force a Christian business owner to go against their beliefs, liberal judges attempt to force their beliefs on the Christian owner. Oh, and one other thing – What about the rights of the unborn child? Sad, how that individual’s rights are ignored.

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep imagine that they are free to abuse planned parenthood criminal organisation while they demand everyone else must accept globalists, coronavirus scam vaccine

Wyatt
Wyatt
2 months ago
Reply to  vladimir

Shove your Commie ideas where the sun don’t shine Vlad !

hank
hank
2 months ago
Reply to  Wyatt

Or where Don Lemon likes it!

Romer759
Romer759
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Absolutely correct!!

Lucinda Miller
Lucinda Miller
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Totally agree….you “spoke” the truth whether anybody likes it or not.

Kymike
Kymike
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Unless you refuse to bake a cake for homosexuals

Zues Papadopoulos
Zues Papadopoulos
2 months ago
Reply to  Kymike

I’d bake it. They might not like it. But, I’d bake it. If you are unaware of where I am going, read the book, or watch the movie “The Help”.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago

One can bake a cake of many exotic ingredients, like moose droppings. Tee hee hee…

Burford Huddnick
Burford Huddnick
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Guess what a..hole? You aren’t in charge so go crawl back under the rock from whence you came.

Cheryl Jasso
Cheryl Jasso
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

And so it is up to you? You are in charge?

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  Cheryl Jasso

Did he make any demands of you, Cheryl, or anyone else? Who are the ones making demands of private citizens?

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

MASSIVE confusion between Vlyadilyich and Vladimir

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, a.k.a. Nikolai LENIN.

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

I guess I had MASSIVE confusion between the Russians Vlyadilyich and Vladimir.

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Take a break and share your mommy’s internet with your husband .

Romer759
Romer759
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Well I don’t think you’re presence will make a damn bit of difference!! So you and your Demroid minions just stay in your communist shitholes !!! Texas will do just fine without your twisted Marxist political viewpoints!!!

GAFFIN OBIDEN
GAFFIN OBIDEN
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Texas doesn’t need more slobs, STAY HOME!

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Evidently you don’t understand the law being proposed in Portland. It’d ban you from traveling to TX or doing business in TX as a government employee but still wanted to do so. It has no effect on private individuals or companies – so far. But I’ll bet the leftists will try to overreach.

Bill R
Bill R
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

I believe you miss the jest of the law proposed, the only choice they are proposing is their choice

Jim
Jim
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

So pleased you’re in charge!
Stay the F away from The great state of Texas, don’t come crawling for fuel either

#we don’t want you

Salem Zahn
Salem Zahn
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Your comment is shared by myself and I’m sure many others too!
couldn’t have stated it any better!

Jeff Brodhead
Jeff Brodhead
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

One thing the United States government is tasked with doing, it to ensure that INTERSTATE COMMERCE is made REGULAR – no ganging up by States against others.

Of course DC has made that completely worthless, because DC believes in REGULATING STATES TO DEATH.

Slippery Joe
Slippery Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

Yes we’re free to not support Communism. Could be a treasonous act to support Portland. Stop all business with any Communist city or state. Stand for American values. Knell for our Lord

Lei
Lei
2 months ago
Reply to  Vladilyich

But women or teens do ask Medicaid to pay – not matter where they are, which robs other people of needed funding for legitimate healthcare like CANCER.

jon
jon
2 months ago

No it is not legal, but the low IQ commie goons on the left do not have the brains to understand that simple fact. Such embarrassing fools.

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago

tT

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago

That’s a good question. Does Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution, the Full Faith and Credit Clause, apply? Or does the Constitution even matter?

Dinkus
Dinkus
2 months ago

Why doesn’t Oregon worry about its own problems and issues. Texas will deal with its own problems and issues. That simple.
Saw a picture of that fruitcake Merritt Garland on the TV last night. Making a big issue about Texas too. Thank God that tard did not make it to the Supreme Court.

Wyatt
Wyatt
2 months ago
Reply to  Dinkus

Ahh , an idea who’s time has come

Sapphira
Sapphira
2 months ago
Reply to  Dinkus

The fact that Merrick Garland didn’t make it to the Supreme Court is the ONE thing we can thank Bait & Switch Mitch McConnell for. He’s totally worthless for anything else.

Melschel
Melschel
2 months ago

Baseball did it to GA after their voter reform bill passed.

Jeff Brodhead
Jeff Brodhead
2 months ago
Reply to  Melschel

Baseball is NOT government.

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

Just tell the people of Oregon that ALL of their drugs come from Texas. Then sit back and watch.

gary
gary
2 months ago

My guess they are talking state employees/city conducting business for the city.

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  gary

Precisely. It would affect city government businesses and city government employees only.

Paint Brush
Paint Brush
2 months ago

Are they really this stupid. What are they going to do, put road blocks at each highway out of the state so no one could drive to Texas? Stop all airline flights, commercial and private out of the state to Texas? Bus travel? Are they really so stupid??? Guess so as they allow insurrection to continue in that state with their blessings.

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  Paint Brush

It would only affect city government businesses and employees. If they violated the law they could either be fined or terminated. However, with the rabid leftists in Portland, termination could have a more drastic meaning (sarcasm on the last sentence).

Linda Allen
Linda Allen
2 months ago
Reply to  Recce1

What does that prove? So if their Mom, Dad, children, family live in Texas or Florida they are not allowed to visit? It’s that Communism?? Someone has a loose screw!!

Michael McDaniel
Michael McDaniel
3 months ago

So sad. Democrats and Republicans are constantly ripping this country apart with divisive policies.

J. Earl Sumner
J. Earl Sumner
2 months ago

You are half right.

Teddy
Teddy
2 months ago
Reply to  J. Earl Sumner

LOL

Randy Russell
Randy Russell
2 months ago
Reply to  J. Earl Sumner

Lmao Earl. You’re spot on!

JamesZ
JamesZ
2 months ago

I don’t see any Republicans doing these assinine stunts to divide the country….but whatever!

Michael McDaniel
Michael McDaniel
2 months ago
Reply to  JamesZ

Constantly trying to outlaw abortions is most certainly divisive when half the country is for them.

Douglas T
Douglas T
2 months ago

States rights still count.

TallTexan
TallTexan
2 months ago

Too bad your mama had a kid that lived. You would not have been here if she had kept her pants up and her legs closed. Best way I know to avoid abortions.

William G Wittrock
William G Wittrock
2 months ago
Reply to  TallTexan

Amen

Lucinda Miller
Lucinda Miller
2 months ago

Think your pro numbers are off a tad.

William G Wittrock
William G Wittrock
2 months ago

Put on a rubber brother!! Then you’ll have no worries!

Sapphira
Sapphira
2 months ago

why is it you democRATS are so rabid to kill babies?

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago
Reply to  Sapphira

It’s for population control amongst undesirables, or it was supposed to be.

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago

The conservatives are trying to stop abortions for the sake of convenience, not for valid medical reasons. The socialists and Democrats have always used euthanasia to try to eliminate what they considered undesirable people, like blacks with Margaret Sanger.

Wapkep
Wapkep
2 months ago

Kind of funny that the only ones demanding abortion rights have already made it through the birth canal.

Rick
Rick
2 months ago

We didn’t Outlaw Abortions we Simply put a heartbeat bill on it, once the heart beats, its a human and Murder IS murder, and the supremes upheld it….

Linda Allen
Linda Allen
2 months ago

Where do you get that half the country is far them? Did you take a poll on half the country. If you don’t want babies use preventive methods.

Linda Allen
Linda Allen
2 months ago
Reply to  JamesZ

I totally agree with you. What is really bad is this CRT they are teaching our children behind our backs. They Tell kids not to tell their parents, because their parents are stupid etc, etc!!!

carefugee
carefugee
2 months ago

If Independents like you would just examine your conscience and pick a side IAW your closest beliefs, maybe this country would have gotten rid of a lot of the garbage that has been foisted on this country by the Dem/Liberals/Progressives. But instead you keep voting for candidates who don’t have a chance at getting elected, and then you gripe about those of us that have the sense to pick one of the major parties and then work through the ballot box to get that party to do what we want. What does GOD want you to do???

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago

You conveniently chose to confuse your globalist puppets; demonrats and rinos with republicans .

Fay
Fay
2 months ago

Policy? This is about allowing children to live…..you know, like you were allowed to be born. I wish more people were willing to listen to the truth of the suffering of babies during abortions , before their deaths, and the horrific experiments on survivors.
There’s more concern in this country for endangered prairie chickens than for babies vacuumed out of its mother’s womb , or left on a medical tray to die.
Remember, just because you can’t hear them crying doesn’t mean they’re not feeling anything, in spite of the lies of Pro- Choice thinkers .

Debbie
Debbie
2 months ago
Reply to  Fay

I Agree with you

VALKYRIE
VALKYRIE
2 months ago
Reply to  Fay

What makes you think that they care about the baby? If they did, they wouldn’t think of allowing such a horrible thing as murdering a helpless baby who has a God given right to life. Oh wait, I forgot. They don’t believe in God!

Michael McDaniel
Michael McDaniel
2 months ago
Reply to  Fay

I am not for big government. Therefore the government needs to stay out of women’s wombs and let women make their own decisions over their own bodies and their unborn.

VALKYRIE
VALKYRIE
2 months ago

How about saying “no” before she decides to have a good time and doesn’t use protection?

Wyatt
Wyatt
2 months ago
Reply to  VALKYRIE

Yep ! Common sense , something that seems to be in short supply these days

Sarah
Sarah
2 months ago

Well, why don’t I go violently murder someone close to you like a sibling or parent and then use the defense that I have the right to make my own decisions over my body? MURDER is MURDER no matter how you twist it!!!

Sapphira
Sapphira
2 months ago
Reply to  Sarah

Or you could kill someone near to him (I started to say “dear to him” but obviously people who hate babies don’t have anyone dear to them)—and call it “retroactive abortion.” He might want to charge you with murder, but naw, it was just retroactive abortion. I’m sure he’ll be good with that.

TallTexan
TallTexan
2 months ago

It ain’t the government getting into the wombs and creating unwanted children you boob!

Salem Zahn
Salem Zahn
2 months ago

Maybe there are some things that should stay out of vaginas! Like unprotected sex!

Zues Papadopoulos
Zues Papadopoulos
2 months ago

True. I believe it wholeheartedly. But, Texas has the right to say “Git yer abortion, somewhere else.”

Karen Garrett
Karen Garrett
2 months ago

Do women give the father’s a choice to keep their child? Do you think a person who kills another person is wrong? You think the government should “stand by” for that? Pro lifers believe life is life & destroying that life is wrong. Science hasn’t proved it’s not. Any honest scientist will tell you they don’t know. Is it at conception, heartbeat, movement, reaction to pain, first breath out of the womb? Justice screams out for evidence with no room for doubt…

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago

I’m not for big government, but I don’t think the government should allow the wholesale slaughter in poor black neighborhoods. Do you?

Linda Allen
Linda Allen
2 months ago

My dear it is called killing. If you don’t want babies, protect your self before you have sex. So much easier on you because if you have never had babies and want some in the future, an abortion may make you sterile, so use protection before sex!!! Elementary!!!

Lucinda Miller
Lucinda Miller
2 months ago
Reply to  Fay

Yes, absolutely…You left out another equasion or two…How about those who HARVEST baby parts? What about those who are hell bent on decreasing the world’s population. Go all the way back and see what’s pushing all of this evil……SATAN the Destroyer. He hates God and thus does all he can to try to destroy mankind…any way he can…and even justifies doing so.

William G Wittrock
William G Wittrock
2 months ago
Reply to  Lucinda Miller

Why doesn’t god just destroy satan?

elemteacher
elemteacher
2 months ago

He will, but He’s giving everyone enough time to make the right decision about who to follow.

Salem Zahn
Salem Zahn
2 months ago
Reply to  Fay

Great comment!
Ill add another fact to your comment…. the bio labs are also using fetal tissues to create human/animal hybrids!
Thank you Texas for making a huge stand against barbarianism!

Notalib
Notalib
2 months ago

As I read it most if not all of the divisive attitudes come from the Democrat side. The modern Democrats are socialists. My grandfather and uncles were Democrat I think. They would be Republican by today’s definition. We don’t need socialism. We don’t need communism. We need thinking freedom loving Americans.

Oscar
Oscar
2 months ago
Reply to  Notalib

Just sub the word babies with puppies and see how much support you get.

goodoldsalt
goodoldsalt
3 months ago

I guess Portland likes being sued. The U.S. Constitution provides for freedom of movement among and between the several States and territories.

vladimir
vladimir
2 months ago
Reply to  goodoldsalt

globalists and their puppets in portland should keep their libby snow flake sheep in their schitt hole portland .

GAFFIN OBIDEN
GAFFIN OBIDEN
2 months ago
Reply to  goodoldsalt

Sure! Just like the little Adolphs and their Covid I.D. requirements to travel interstate??

Sapphira
Sapphira
2 months ago
Reply to  GAFFIN OBIDEN

I’m calling them Branch Covidians.

Jawad
Jawad
2 months ago
Reply to  Sapphira

What a GREAT epithet!!! Kudos!