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Great news. Pro-life Montana bills nearing the finish line

by | Apr 22, 2021

By Dave Andrusko

Having passed both houses of the Montana legislature, three major new pro-life bills are, or soon will be, on the desk of pro-life Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte. 

A fourth proposal— Montana’s Born-Alive Infant Protection Act –is scheduled for its third reading in the House. That bill –HB 167—would mean that a referendum on the Born-Alive proposal would be put on the ballot in 2022.

NRL News Today has reported on the proposals on several occasions in detail. Among the four are three bills vetoed in 2020 by pro-abortion Gov. Steve Bullock (D) who was replaced by Gov. Gianforte.

The bills include the following:

  • House Bill 136 would ban abortions performed on pain-capable unborn children who are 20 weeks gestation age. HB 136 passed the state House on a vote of 66-34 and the state  Senate  by 31-19. National Right to Life’s State Legislative Director Ingrid Duran said, “Montana’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act recognizes the medical fact that an unborn baby can feel great pain during an abortion and deserves protection.”
  • House Bill 140 offers the opportunity for abortion-minded women to view an ultrasound of their unborn child. The House approved HB 140 on a tally of 68-32 while the Senate’s equally impressive margin was 30-20.  
  • House Bill 171is an omnibus measure which  requires women undergoing chemical (or “medication”) abortions to first have an in-person visit. The abortionist must be credentialed in handing complications and risk management. In addition, the abortionist would be required to inform the woman that if she change her mind after taking the first of two drugs, she may be able to save her baby. HB 171 passed in House by a vote of 67-33 and in the  Senate, 31-19.

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