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Reproductive Rights in Montana
NARAL Pro-Choice America recently raised Montana's state grade from a "C-" to an "A-" on women's reproductive rights. The grade is based on categories of restrictions on reproductive freedoms. Compared to other states, Montana ranked 10th. California ranked first for having few restrictions while Louisiana ranked 50th.
Political Info and Laws in Brief
Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) is pro-choice.
The Montana House is anti-choice.
The Montana Senate is anti-choice.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay - Montana has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays. Details
Refusal to Provide Medical Services - Montana allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive health services, information, or referrals. Details
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion - Montana has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice. Details
Contraceptive Equity - Montana law requires health insurance plans that cover prescription drugs to provide the same coverage for contraception. Details
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion - Montana provides low-income women access to abortion. Details
Protection Against Clinic Violence - Montana law protects women seeking reproductive health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence. Details
State Constitutional Protection - Montana's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the federal Constitution. Details
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction - Montana restricts post-viability abortions. Details