Abortion Referendum Fails To Get Votes
A referendum on whether the Montana Constitution includes a right to abortion and public funding for abortions failed to get the votes it needs to go to the ballot next year. Supporters aren't giving up, saying Montanans should have the opportunity to state their opinion of abortions. They say this bill does not affect Roe v. Wade, but Senator Cliff Larsen disagrees. He says not only does the bill affect a woman's right to have an abortion, but it's flawed in other ways as well.