I was pleased to see that the author of your Gazette Opinion in today's paper (Jan. 27, 2019) believes that a pregnant woman is actually carrying a baby in her womb. Science, using DNA evidence, clearly proves this is a unique human baby. The author states that the baby's life is affected by the mother's behavior even before it is born: "Exposed to alcohol, meth, opioids and other drugs in utero is another major risk factor for Montana babies."
However, the author did not realize that by stating the fact that the mother was carrying a Montana baby, it made the introductory statement incorrect. The leading cause of death for Montana children under the age of one is not "unsafe sleeping," as was stated in the first sentence. Since the mother is carrying a human baby, whose life is too often ended by an abortion, the leading cause of death for Montana children under the age of one is abortion. It is sad that we don't believe the truth of science in this regard. Thus we continue to allow the killing of our own Montana babies.
Quoting Judge Katherine Curtis from the article: "We identified really young children as the most vulnerable and most likely to suffer fatality or near fatality from child abuse." There are no babies more vulnerable than those in the womb, and no child abuse more fatal to them than an abortion. Yet, sadly, we allow abortions to continue!