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Sole North Dakota abortion clinic halts medication abortions

BISMARCK, N.D. — The director of North Dakota's sole abortion provider says medication abortions have ceased at the Fargo clinic following a North Dakota Supreme Court ruling.

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North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.

October 28, 2014 5:20 pmLoading…
Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.

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Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

Curtis rallies women voters in Billings

U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis rallied women voters in Billings on Wednesday, saying she was the only contender for the post to advocate for women’s issues.

October 08, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Pro-choice, pro-life leaders disagree on how court decision will affect Montana law

HELENA — Leaders of an abortion rights group here said they don’t believe a Montana law will be affected by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a Massachusetts law banning protests within a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics.

June 27, 2014 6:17 pmLoading…
Walsh, Daines release dueling TV ads vying for women voters

Walsh, Daines release dueling TV ads vying for women voters

HELENA — Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., on Wednesday unveiled a hard-hitting TV campaign ad, featuring a woman who says she was raped when she was 14 and that Republican Steve Daines wants to make “criminals” out of women who choose to have an abortion.

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Zinke’s abortion votes draw criticism, but he’s pro-life

HELENA —U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke is coming under fire from some fellow Republicans over his voting record and stance on abortion, an attack the former state senator calls unjustified and unfair.

May 04, 2014 12:30 am Related

Jackson, Wyoming pay to settle abortion protest case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The town of Jackson and state of Wyoming have paid to end a federal lawsuit over the arrest of a Kansas anti-abortion protester on the town square in 2011, a lawyer said Friday.

April 25, 2014 1:16 pmLoading…

Abortion foe forced Kalispell clinic out of building

KALISPELL – For NARAL Pro-Choice Montana, a group that advocates for abortion rights, the connections between what has happened this year to the Kalispell family medical clinic that provided the only abortion services in the Flathead Valley, and the anti-abortion Hope Pregnancy Ministries of…

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Abortion, pro-life issues spice up first GOP House candidate debate

HELENA — Abortion and pro-life issues ignited the most sparks at the first debate among four of Montana’s Republican U.S. House candidates Monday night, as the contestants sparred over their pro-life records.

March 24, 2014 9:30 pm

Break-in reported at Kalispell abortion clinic

KALISPELL — Police in Kalispell are investigating a break-in and vandalism at a clinic where abortions are performed.

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Court stops state from defending two parental consent abortion laws

Court stops state from defending two parental consent abortion laws

HELENA — A Helena district judge has blocked the state from defending two state laws that require minors to obtain parental consent before obtaining abortions.

February 04, 2014 5:22 pm Photos

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: What's the matter with motherhood?

WASHINGTON — If you’re a conservative strongly opposed to abortion, shouldn’t you want to give all the help you can to women who want to bring their children into the world? In particular, wouldn’t you hope they’d get the proper medical attention during and after their pregnancy?

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NARAL study says crisis pregnancy centers misinform women

HELENA — Crisis pregnancy centers in Montana mislead woman about their health-care options, including abortion, a study released Thursday by NARAL Pro-Choice Montana concludes.

October 31, 2013 6:05 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Supreme Court's ruling on marriage echoes Roe v. Wade

Justice was not blind at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It was deaf — deaf to the will of the people of California and the nation. With its decision in the Perry case, a majority of the Supreme Court abandoned the 7 million California voters who passed Proposition 8. And by overturning DOMA…

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New laws kick in around US; here are Montana changes

HELENA — This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It's also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation.

June 30, 2013 2:24 pmLoading…

Abortion protester sues town of Jackson over 2011 arrest

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An anti-abortion protester has sued the town of Jackson, saying it violated his rights when police arrested him as he preached on the town square in 2011.

May 10, 2013 5:24 pmLoading…
2013 Legislature tackled several major issues in its 87-day session

2013 Legislature tackled several major issues in its 87-day session

HELENA — From bison to abortion, from school funding to public-employee pensions, the 2013 Montana Legislature tackled a host of meaty and expensive issues during its 87-day session that ended on Wednesday.

April 28, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Abortion bill to become law, challenged in court

Abortion bill to become law, challenged in court

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock on Thursday allowed an abortion bill to become law without his signature, a strategic gamble that anticipates a successful legal challenge of the measure and kills an identical referendum that would have gone to voters in 2014.

April 25, 2013 5:45 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Restore Title X funds for healthier women, babies

Before they voted on accepting or rejecting federal funds for family planning services, Montana lawmakers on the subcommittee considering health care appropriations were reminded of the reasons why this program is good public policy:

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