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How Montana’s LR-131 ‘Born-Alive’ referendum failed

Organized opposition to the initiative spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and countless volunteer hours trying to get its message to as many Montana voters as possible. As the dust settled on last week’s election, the campaign’s defeat of LR-131 became one of a handful of nationwide wins for the reproductive rights movement, and a possible signal of caution for Republican lawmakers hoping to put similar bills before voters in upcoming election cycles.