In Montana, where the issue is playing out in the courts, the Republican attorney general wants the state’s high court to overturn a 23-year-old ruling that extended the state’s constitutional right to privacy to the right to have an abortion.
Roughly two hundred supporters of reproductive autonomy rallied at the state Capitol Saturday, protesting government intervention in personal medical decisions a day after multiple abortion restrictions signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte were scheduled to take effect statewide.
A district court judge in Yellowstone County has temporarily blocked the state from enforcing three laws restricting abortions passed by the Legislature earlier this year, issuing a temporary restraining order in the highly politicized case.
A Yellowstone County District Court judge is considering whether to temporarily block three state laws that add new restrictions to abortions at various stages of pregnancy following Thursday’s oral arguments in the case brought in August by Planned Parenthood of Montana.
A lawsuit filed Monday in Yellowstone District Court by Planned Parenthood of Montana challenges the constitutionality of four laws curbing access to abortion passed by the state Legislature and signed by the governor earlier this year.