Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit to Overturn Four Montana Laws Saving Babies From Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 16, 2021   |   4:07PM   |   Helena, Montana

Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn four pro-life laws Montana passed to save babies from abortion.

One bill, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (House Bill 136), would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. Another measure, state House Bill 167, would require that basic medical care be provided to newborn babies who survive abortions.

The other legislation, state House Bills 140 and 171, outline informed consent information that abortion facilities must give women prior to the abortion and increase safety regulations for abortion-inducing drugs. They also would ban abortion drugs in schools and require abortion facilities to report basic information about drug-induced abortions and complications to the state.

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In response to Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit seeking to block four new pro-life laws signed this year by pro-life Montana Governor Greg Gianfort, Sue Liebel, SBA List’s state policy director, told LifeNews.comn that Planned Parnethood never stops trying to abort more babies.

“The radical abortion lobby led by Planned Parenthood is losing Americans’ hearts and minds, so they continually run to the courts to thwart the will of the people,” she said. “The science is clear: unborn children are human and can feel pain by at least 15 weeks. Yet to the horror of most Americans, the U.S. is one of only seven nations – including China and North Korea – that allow abortion on demand up to birth. Indeed, most European nations limit late abortions by this point.

“Montanans and most Americans are eager to humanize our laws. With Gov. Greg Gianforte at the helm, Montana lawmakers are leading the way in enacting compassionate protections for unborn babies and mothers that reflect science, popular consensus and international norms. We proudly stand with our local allies in fighting back against abortion extremism.”

But pro-life laws do save lives, and polls consistently show that Americans support strong limits on abortion. A 2020 Gallup poll found 55 percent of Americans wanting all (21 percent) or almost all (39 percent) abortions to be illegal. In contrast, 43 percent of Americans said they want all (29 percent) or almost all (14 percent) abortions to be legal.