Montana Senate Advances Bills to Restrict Abortion Access
The Montana Senate has advanced four bills that would restrict access to abortion in the state. The bills advanced Thursday in 31-19 votes along party lines with Republican in favor and Democrats opposed. Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte has promised to sign at least two of the bills if they arrive on his desk. One would ban abortions in most cases after 20 weeks of gestation. Another would ask voters to approve a requirement for health care providers to care for infants born alive during abortion procedures. The Senate will vote on the bills for a final time later this week. The measures have already passed the House.