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Growing Area in U.S. Has Almost No Access to Legal Abortion

What do you do when the nearest abortion provider is 600 miles away? This is a question facing an increasing number of people in Idaho, Montana, and North and South Dakota.

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Any woman who experiences an unintended pregnancy deserves the same care and compassion as any other patient. Abortion providers across the country risk their lives every day to ensure women can access abortion care.

Grade

Montana's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

91 percent of Montana counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Montana
info@prochoicemontana.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @prochoiceMT
Phone: 406.443.0276
Fax: 406.442.4801

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Steve Bullock (D) is pro-choice.

Legislature

  • The Montana House is anti-choice.
  • The Montana Senate is mixed-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Montana has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Montana allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Montana law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Montana law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Montana provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Montana provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Montana law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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State Constitutional Protection

Montana's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Montana restricts post-viability abortion.
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