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Posts Tagged ‘ House Bill 391’

Planned Parenthood sues state over two abortion measures

Planned Parenthood of Montana filed a lawsuit Thursday against two measures restricting the abortion rights of minors, one just passed by the 2013 Legislature and the other passed by Montana voters in 2012.

Big decisions loom as 2013 Legislature begins its second half

Lawmakers return to Helena knowing they have plenty of work ahead of them. “So far the real discussion has not taken place.”

The House will meet Thursday to vote on a number of bills, including House Bill 505, which would make physician assisted suicide illegal in Montana.

On Tuesday, the Montana House of Representatives approved a bill (House Bill 391) that would require a parent to give permission before anyone under the age of 18 could get an abortion. Also on Tuesday, the Senate approved a bill (Senate Bill 180) that would take away private utility companies’ right to take private property through eminent domain.

Highlights from week 6 at the Montana Legislature

Lawmakers have floated several ideas to combat the so-called “dark money” responsible for many of the attack ads during the 2012 election. Now it’s the governor’s turn. In a press conference last week, Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Sen. Jim Peterson, R-Buffalo, unveiled their bipartisan plan to shed light on anonymous campaign contributions. Reporter Amy R. Sisk has more on this and the other action from week 6 of the session.

Abortion opponents are supporting a bill which would require parental consent before a minor can get an abortion. The bill follows up on a ballot measure passed overwhelmingly by voters last fall. Legislative Referendum 120 requires parental notification prior to abortion for a minor under the age of 16. 70 percent of voters voted in favor of it and […]

On Friday, Montana’s House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill requiring parental consent before a minor could get an abortion. Meanwhile, the House State Administration Committee considered a bill that would allow counties to conduct elections entirely by mail.

On Friday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a bill (House Bill 391) that would require females under 18 to get parental consent to have an abortion.Also on Friday, a senate committee will consider a joint resolution (Senate Joint Resolution 13) requesting the Montana University System to adopt goals and performance measures to encourage students to graduate in a reasonable amount of time.