Be careful what you wish for? NARAL gets their candidate in Montana Senate Race

  By Dave Andrusko Let’s be fair. Montana Democrats were in a real pickle. Less than two weeks ago, Sen. John Walsh [D-Mt.] announced he was not going to attempt to retain the seat he was appointed to just six months ago. (Walsh replaced Max Baucus who left the Senate early to serve as ambassador …

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Judge Expected to rule in January on PPFA’s challenge to Montana Parental Involvement Laws

  By Dave Andrusko A decision is expected next month in a suit brought by Planned Parenthood challenging Montana’s parental consent and parental notification laws. LR-120 passed on the 2012 ballot. The measure requires minors under the age of 16 to notify their parents before getting an abortion. HB 391 passed in the last session …

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Montana Case Highlights Potential Abuse by Doctors on Assisting Suicide

By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics Today in Montana District court, Judge Mike Menahan is hearing arguments involving doctor-prescribed suicide. At issue is the effort by Montanans Against Assisted Suicide to strike the state Board of Medical Examiners’ permissive policy that guides physicians on doctor-prescribed death. In a 2009 decision, the …

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