May 17, 2021

Montana Gov. Signs Law Banning Title X Funds from Going to Abortion Businesses

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R)
On Thursday, May 13, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed HB 620 into law; banning taxpayer funds in the state from going to Title X programs that include abortion. Funds will be rerouted to other health care facilities that don't abort children.

The law was passed unanimously by the Montana Senate, and it passed the Montana House of Representatives in a 30-20 vote.

HB 620 creates a policy very similar to former President Donald Trump's "Protect Life" Title X rule, which barred Title X recipients from committing abortions, referring patients to abortion providers, or co-locating with organizations that offer abortion. Planned Parenthood walked away from millions of dollars in taxpayer funding when the rule took effect.

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