Helena, MT – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen is defending Montana’s new pro-life protections from an assault by Planned Parenthood, asking the courts to dismiss their lawsuit. The pro-abortion organization is seeking to overturn laws passed by the Republican majorities in the legislature and signed by Governor Greg Gianforte.
“Earlier this year, the Montana Legislature overwhelmingly passed legislation to protect our states most vulnerable. The laws being challenged would prevent abortions on babies after 20 weeks, when they can feel pain. They would prevent taxpayer funded abortions, eliminate abortions by mail, and give pregnant women the opportunity to hear their babies heartbeat before making a decision,” said Montana Republican Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt. “I applaud Attorney General Knudsen’s efforts to protect the lives of the unborn and fight back against Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda.”
The pro-life bills are set to take effect October 1st.