State of Montana Archives: on Abortion

Amanda Curtis: 100% pro-choice voting record

NARAL Pro-Choice America and NARAL Pro-Choice Montana issued a statement congratulating the Montana Democratic Party for having made "a strong choice in nominating Amanda Curtis as the next Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate." Curtis, we learn, "has a 100% pro-choice voting record with NARAL Pro-Choice Montana."
Source: on 2014 Montana Senate race Aug 20, 2014

John Walsh: Opposes extremism like declaring life begins at conception

Walsh called Daines an extreme opponent of abortion rights, saying he opposes abortion even in cases of rape or incest and co-sponsored a bill Walsh said would ban abortion and outlaw birth-control pills.

Walsh also noted Daines' support of HR 1091, which declares that human life begins at conception and extends the rights of equal protection under the 14th Amendment to "each born and preborn human person." The bill was introduced a year ago and has seen no action in a House subcommittee.

Source: Ravalli Republic on 2014 Montana Senate race Mar 9, 2014

John Bohlinger: 2001: Supported Fetal Protection Act & partial-birth ban

Democratic Senate candidate John Bohlinger supported some legislation to restrict abortion rights in Montana but has votes that don't match his rhetoric.

Bohlinger wrote on his Facebook wall that he "consistently voted for a woman's right to choose" while a state legislator, according to The liberal Montana blog Intelligent Disconnect. That blog argues that isn't true, pointing to a low lifetime score from the NARAL Pro-Choice Montana group and a number of votes he took in the legislature. Bohlinger, who served as a Republican in the statehouse and alongside Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) before switching parties for this campaign, voted for the "Fetal Protection Act" in 2001, as well as for laws to ban partial-birth abortion and for parental consent requirements for teenagers to be able to get abortions in Montana.

Source: C.Joseph in The Hill, on 2014 Montana Senate debate Nov 12, 2013

John Bohlinger: Supreme Court decided the issue; state cannot overturn it

[When running at the state level as a Republican], a legal complaint Bohlinger filed disputed a claim from a GOP primary opponent that he was "for abortion": "I have never stated I was for abortions. Abortion is a poor choice, we should prevent the pregnancy or work for adoption. The abortion question does not belong in the Montana Legislature, because the US Supreme Court has ruled that in this country, abortions are legal. In spite of what we may personally think about the question, the Montana Legislature will not be able to overturn a Supreme Court decision," he wrote in the legal filing.
Source: C.Joseph in The Hill, on 2014 Montana Senate debate Nov 12, 2013

Sam Rankin: Pro-choice

Q: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?

A: Pro-choice.

Source: Montana Election 2012 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2012

Michael Lange: No federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

Q: Do you support federal funding for research on existing embryonic stem cell lines?

A: No.

Q: Do you support federal funding to create lines of stem cells from new embryos?

A: No.

Source: Montana Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Nov 1, 2008

Bob Kelleher: Abortions should always be illegal, including funding

Source: Montana 2004 Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Corey Stapleton: Prohibit public funding & partial-birth abortion

Source: 2000 Montana State National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

John Bohlinger: Prohibit partial-birth abortion & funding abortion clinics

Source: Montana Legislative 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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