By Jorgia Hawthorne
Community News Service - UM School of Journalism 

Initiative puts abortion indirectly on the ballot

Legislative Referendum 131


Last updated 10/17/2022 at 1:35pm

Thom Bridge/Helena Independent Record

Lea Bossler speaks during a rally in opposition LR-131 at the Montana State Capitol in early October.

The University of Montana Oval echoed with the voices of nearly 100 students, many chanting, "My body, my choice! My state, my choice!" The rally was both in defense of reproductive rights but also in opposition to the so-called "Born-Alive Infant Protection Act" on the ballot this year.

The initiative, which has passed in some 18 other states, addresses a specific and uncommon situation that...

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