As a woman, parent and Montanan, I believe that the relationship between a patient and their health care provider must be protected from government interference.
People turn to health care providers for expert care and advice that they can trust, often in times of great distress. So when I saw that House Bill 302 threatens to intrude upon those relationships — to put the government smack in the middle of the exam room deciding if the patient can seek a safe and legal abortion or even the birth control method of their choice — I was absolutely appalled. This bill is nothing but an attempt to undermine the kind of decision-making that should be left to a woman and her doctor. Our Legislature must protect a patient's right to make their own health care decisions with the advice of their providers, not politicians with an agenda. Legislators must vote No on HB 302.