Montana is the latest target of abortion activists who want nurses to be allowed to kill unborn babies in abortions.
The Helena Independent Record reports the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a state requirement that only doctors and physician assistants perform abortions.
Helen Weems, a plaintiff in the lawsuit, is a registered nurse who plans to open a new family care practice in Whitefish and wants to do abortions, according to the report.
The pro-abortion groups argue that there is no good reason why nurses like Weems should not be allowed to abort unborn babies in Montana.
Here’s more from the report:
Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Productive Rights, said the law restricts abortion access while serving no valid medical purpose. …
Caitlin Borgmann, executive director of the ACLU of Montana, issued the following statement in a press release Tuesday:
“In a state as large and sparsely populated as Montana, it’s common sense to expand access to safe abortion care by allowing APRNs to provide this much-needed health care service,” Borgmann said in the release.
“Prohibiting (advanced practice registered nurses) from providing abortions is not just bad policy — it’s unconstitutional. Our plaintiff(s) just want to be able to provide safe, compassionate care to their patients. The Montana Constitution demands that they be allowed to do so.”
The lawsuit is one of several across the country seeking to expand abortions by allowing nurses to do them. Many abortion facilities now are struggling to find enough doctors willing to abort unborn babies.
In 2017, Planned Parenthood filed a similar lawsuit in Maine. Like Montana, Maine allows only doctors to abort unborn babies.
In 2015, California passed a law allowing non-doctors to abort unborn babies. The new law has put countless women and their unborn babies in jeopardy. One study found that abortions done by non-physicians were twice as likely to have complications as those done by licensed physicians.
This new push is one of the ways the abortion industry hopes to prop up its life-destroying business. Abortion rates are dropping and abortion clinics have been closing partly because fewer doctors are willing to abort unborn babies.
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According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, in 1982, there were 2,918 abortion doctors practicing in America, but by 2011, there were only 1,720.
A number of abortion clinics also closed in the past few years because abortionists retired and no one was willing to take their places, according to a 2016 Bloomberg study.
Randy K. O’Bannon, PhD., director of education and research for the National Right to Life Committee, previously reported at LifeNews that abortion groups are responding to the shortage by trying to push states to allow non-doctors to do abortions and women to have self-induced abortions.
Though abortion activists blame stigma and harassment for the shortage, statistics indicate that more people are realizing the truth that abortion is a human rights injustice against unborn babies.