The governor may have refused to sign the bill into law, but a much stricter parental consent law may be going into effect anyway.
Montana may join the growing ranks of states trying to put reproductive rights up to a popular vote.
Now all minors would have to get parental permission prior to an abortion.
H.B. very clearly defines an unborn child as beginning at the moment of conception.
Reproductive health and rights were once again the subject of extensive debate in state capitols in 2012. Over the course of the year, 42 states and the District of Columbia enacted 122 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. One-third of these new provisions, 43 in 19 states, sought to restrict access to abortion services.
In a 4-3 decision the state’s highest court refused to affirmatively find that same sex couples are entitled to the same benefits as opposite sex couples.
We can all agree that forcing women to undergo abortions or sterilizations is wrong — but so is forcing women to gestate and give birth to children they don’t want. It’s time we considered both sides of reproductive coercion.
On Tuesday, high-profile political coverage in the national media was mainly focused on the US presidential election, some Senate and House races, and a few state ballot measures. Yet there were a seemingly endless number of smaller, less-publicized elections for city- and state-level positions, votes on state initiatives that flew under the radar, and city and county decisions that were only covered in local news.
Montana girls under the age of 16 no longer have the right to privacy when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.
Both sides focus on key campaigns as get out the vote efforts increase.