October 21, 2022

Montana Voters to Decide Whether to Require Medical Treatment to Babies Who Survive Abortion

This election season, Montana voters will decide whether the state should require medical care for children who survive attempted abortions.

On the Montana ballot, voters will have the opportunity to approve legislation with the following language:

“A born-alive infant, including an infant born in the course of an abortion, must be treated as a legal person under the laws of the state, with the same rights to medically appropriate and reasonable care and treatment.”

The federal “Born-Alive Infant Protection Act of 2002” only applies to federally-funded facilities. This legislation would apply to private facilities as well.

National Right to Life reports that 36 states have laws on the books to protect the rights of babies born alive during attempted abortions.