Children in ‘grave danger’ after red state judge suspended abortion parental consent law: pro-life activist
Despite being a red state, Montana flip-flopped on abortion for months and failed to pass pro-life legislation midway through 2022. But the activist pro-life Lila Rose thinks residents “choose pro-life protections when they have access to the pro-life message”.
A Montana judge recently expanded abortion access to minors by striking down a law that required parental consent for people 16 and under to have an abortion.
“Pro-abortion forces are unleashed in Montana, with a judge even demanding 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 in grave danger.”
Montana voters rejected the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act in November, which would have required medical professionals to save a child born alive after a failed abortion attempt. Although the measure did not ban abortion, it failed by around 20,000 votes, with 53% voting against and 47% in favor of passing it.
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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 protections when they have access to the pro-life message. The pro-life side was spent and communicated in Montana during the midterms of 2022. Because of this loss, children in Montana are not protected from the brutal violence of abortion, even up to the moment of birth and after,” Rose told Fox News Digital.
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The Montana House recently introduced the Infant Safety and Care Act, a law similar to that seen in the November ballot, in an effort to protect infants born alive after botched abortions.
HB 575 was also introduced as an act prohibiting “the abortion of a viable unborn 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 can survive outside the uterus.
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Republican lawmakers on the State House Judiciary Committee also made progress with HB 721, which aims to prohibit abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy and “to prohibit abortion procedures by mutilation”.