Montana politicians applaud anti-abortion laws, urge continued support at March for Life

Nolan Lister

The Republican members of Montana’s Congressional delegation and the state’s governor evangelized to a crowd of more than 300 in the Capitol rotunda Friday afternoon, congratulating each other on recent anti-abortion strides made in Montana and across the country and urging continued support from their base.

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale addresses anti-abortion activists during the March for Life on Friday.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

While speaking to the crowd, Rep. Matt Rosendale called abortion rights the “plague that was placed upon this country.”

In Montana last year, lawmakers passed four laws that limited access to abortion in the state. Three of those are now on hold while a lawsuit against them, filed by Planned Parenthood of Montana, plays out.

The laws on hold would ban abortions after 20 weeks gestational age; require a woman to be informed of the option to view an ultrasound before an abortion; and require informed consent before a drug-induced abortion and block providing the medication through the mail.

There was another law in the challenge, to prohibit health insurance plans sold in the

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