August 19, 2021

Planned Parenthood Challenges Pro-Life Montana Laws

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state of Montana over four pro-life laws passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Greg Gianforte in 2021.

The four laws being challenge include the following:

  • a law banning abortion after 20 weeks gestation
  • a requirement that a woman be given the option to view an ultrasound of her child before an abortion
  • a law requiring informed consent for abortions involving the abortion pill regimen and blocking the distribution of abortion pills through the mail
  • a law prohibiting health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act's federal exchanges in Montana from paying for abortions
The laws are set to take effect on October 1, but the court could agree to block their enforcement while it considers Planned Parenthood's lawsuit.