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Posted in2023 Legislature

Bill would enshrine abortion rights in state law

A bill introduced this week in the Montana Legislature flipped the typical script for hearings on abortion access: Instead of opposing restrictive bills, reproductive rights advocates lined up to support legislation they said would uphold privacy protections by codifying legal abortion in state law. Opponents urged lawmakers to vote down the bill, calling it “radical” and an “all encompassing piece of pro-abortion legislation.”