Montana nurses may begin aborting unborn babies after a judge blocked the state from enforcing one of its abortion regulations last week.
The decision resulted from a lawsuit by two pro-abortion groups that consistently put the abortion industry ahead of women’s safety.
KTVH News reports District Judge Mike Menahan of Helena granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights to temporarily block a law requiring that doctors perform abortions.
“At this state of the litigation, the state has not met its burden of showing a compelling state interest in restricting Montana women’s fundamental right to privacy,” he wrote last week.
Here’s more from the report:
Last month, state lawyers argued against an immediate ban on enforcing the law.
They pointed to an American Journal of Public Health article showing that 1.8 percent of abortions performed by a “newly trained nurse” had complications, compared to 0.9 percent by physician-attended abortions – and said therefore the state had a compelling interest to ban nurses from performing the procedure.
Yet Menahan said the same article concluded that the complications were “clinically equivalent” among newly trained nurses, midwives, physicians and physician’s assistants.
One Montana woman, Helen Weems, hopes to start aborting unborn babies at her Whitefish facility as soon as she is licensed as a nurse, according to the report.
Struggling to find enough doctors willing to abort unborn babies, pro-abortion groups have filed several lawsuits to force states to allow nurses and midwives to abort unborn babies. They claim the issue is about restricting access to abortion.
Caitlin Borgmann, executive director of ACLU-Montana, told the local news that there are only four counties in Montana with abortion facilities.
“Allowing advanced-practice nurses to perform these services as the case is pending will ensure Montanans have the quality health care they need,” she said in a statement.
Right To Life Montana Director Gregg Trude told MTPR there is a very different reason.
“They claim to be concerned about the health of the women,” Trude said. “But they’re really not concerned about the health of women, they just want to expand abortion.”
Planned Parenthood is suing to overturn a similar law in Maine.
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This new issue 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 rapidly because fewer doctors are willing to abort unborn babies.
According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, in 1982, there were 2,918 abortion doctors practicing in America, but in 2011, there were 1,720.
A number of abortion clinics closed in the past few years because their abortionists retired and no one was willing to take their places, according to a 2016 Bloomberg study.
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.