We are thankful that Gianforte has signed several bills to help the pro-life agenda in Montana for life itself. Right to Privacy and the Banning the Dismemberment of Babies (I’m paraphrasing here) are two of the most important bills he signed. The opposition (Planned Parenthood of Montana) will no doubt file lawsuits against these bills which were vetoed.
This is a hot topic in Montana and one which does not go down without a fight. Jon Tester’s campaign centers around “pro-choice” or rather (abortion of babies) and is at the forefront as that is where his donation base comes from.
“Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) on Wednesday signed five pieces of legislation as part of a package to implement additional abortion restrictions in the state on Wednesday.
The governor’s office said in a release that the package builds on “historic progress” in 2021 to “advance pro-life measures.” The most significant part of the package could potentially be a bill that states that the right to privacy in the Montana Constitution does not include the right to abortion, which contradicts a ruling from the state Supreme Court almost 25 years ago.
The bill could cause the court to review its ruling that abortion is protected under the state constitution.
“For years in Montana, abortion activists have used the cloak of a shaky legal interpretation to advance their pro-abortion agenda. That stops today. No more,” Gianforte said.
The Missoulian, a daily newspaper for Missoula, Mont., reported that opponents of the bill have slammed it as a legislative overreach that infringes on the court’s ability to review legislative acts.
The package bans abortions after a pregnancy reaches the point of viability, which usually occurs around 24 weeks, except to protect the life of the mother. It also requires babies born alive after a failed late-term abortion to be protected.”
You can read the full report here.