Despite being a red state, Montana has flipped on the topic of abortion for months and failed to pass pro-life legislation in the 2022 midterm elections. But pro-life activist Lila Rose believes residents are “pro- choose life protection when they access the pro-life message”.
A Montana judge recently expanded abortion access to minors by overturning a law requiring parental consent for those 16 and under to have an abortion.
“Pro-abortion forces are going wild in Montana, with a judge even mandating that young girls can have abortions without parental consent,” said Rose, president of Live Action. “This is an incredibly destructive policy that opens the door to rampant human trafficking and puts children of all ages at grave risk.”
In November, Montana voters rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, which would require medical professionals to save a live birth after a failed abortion attempt. Despite not imposing a ban on abortion, the measure failed by about 20,000 votes, with 53% voting against and 47% in favor of its approval.
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Lila Rose is president of Live Action. (Live Action)
Rose believes Montana residents would not have voted against the pro-life ballot measure had they been properly informed of its purpose.
“Americans, including my friends in the great state of Montana, choose pro-life protection when they access the pro-life message. The pro-life side was underspent and communicated during the 2022 midterms in Montana. Because of that loss, children in Montana are not protected from the brutal violence of abortion, even up to the time of birth and beyond,” Rose told Fox News Digital.
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The Montana House recently introduced the “Infant Safety and Care Act,” a similar piece of legislation to what was seen on the November vote, in an effort to protect babies born alive after a botched abortion.
HB 575 was also introduced as a law to prohibit the “abortion of an unborn viable child unless necessary to preserve the life of the mother” and to clarify the definition of fetal viability as the point at which the fetus is outside the uterus can survive.
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Republican lawmakers on the State House Judiciary Committee also made progress on HB 721, which seeks to ban abortion after 12 weeks of gestation and “prohibits limb mutilation abortion procedures.”
Aubrie Spady is a freelance production assistant for Fox News Digital.