FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2021
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New Laws Stop Late-Term Abortions and Dangerous Mail-Order Abortion Drugs, Protect Women’s Right to Ultrasound
Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) today celebrated the signing of three major pro-life bills by Montana Governor Greg Gianforte. SBA List’s Legislative Assistant and Coalitions Coordinator Daniel West spoke at the signing ceremony at the Capitol Building in Helena.
- Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: stops late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, a point by which science shows unborn babies can feel excruciating pain.
- Protecting Women from Chemical Abortion: enacts safeguards to protect women against the proliferation of dangerous abortion drugs.
- Informed Consent Law: requires an ultrasound to be administered to ensure that pregnant mothers in Montana have all the facts before the life-altering decision to undergo an abortion.
“The Treasure State takes a bold leap today in protecting the most vulnerable, and all Montanans can be proud,” said Sue Liebel, SBA List’s state policy director. “For years, popular pro-life legislation was blocked under the previous governor, a pro-abortion Democrat. Now with pro-life Governor Greg Gianforte in office, Montana is at the forefront of a groundswell of pro-life momentum nationwide. State lawmakers have introduced some 500 pro-life bills this year alone – including the laws signed today to stop late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, protect women’s right to be informed about their developing child, and safeguard women from the risks of chemical abortion drugs since the Biden-Harris FDA refuses to enforce longstanding safety regulations.
“We thank Gov. Gianforte and the Montana Legislature for acting on the will of the people, and all our local allies for their tireless efforts to get these crucial laws enacted. We hope many additional states will follow their lead.”
Earlier this year, expert witnesses from SBA List and its research arm Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) testified in favor of these bills, alongside members of the Montana Family Foundation, Americans United for Life, and Students for Life of America.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.