The Bad, the Ambiguous, and the Need for Action
The 62nd Montana Legislature was a session dominated by ideological attacks, short-sighted cuts, and a blatant disregard for public participation and the rules of the game. The choice community fought an unprecedented number of anti-choice bills, reactionary attempts to strip Montana families of access to affordable reproductive healthcare, and a systemic lack of respect and fairness for Montana women and families.
But because of consistent and passionate communication from pro-choice Montanans, Governor Schweitzer vetoed every anti-choice bill that crossed his desk.
BECAUSE OF YOU, we were able to defend our constitutional rights to privacy and access to reproductive healthcare.
The following is a summary of the nitty gritty; the catalog of bills we fought, our analysis of where we now stand, and our call for future action.
Please read, and please stay engaged!