NARAL Pro-Choice Montana
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NPCM applauds Gov. Bullock and responsible Republicans for putting health above political games.
May 15 - Reproductive rightsemerged stronger than ever after the 2015 Session, even in the midst of rampantattacks throughout the nation. Montana gained its own share of national attention for extremelegislation—not just yoga pants and dress codes—bigger, more personal policies like the ban on telemedical abortion services and the "fetal anesthesia bill”.  But despite the hostile national climate, ahandful of anti-choice zealots, and countless shenanigans, Montana has maintained its solid platform allowing for private medical decisions; and has even expanded its commitment to family planning services—a breath of fresh air and sound logic—thanks to the work of Governor Bullock and responsible Republicans. Read more...

Roe v. Wade: Pro-Choice Supporters to Gather at the Capitol
January 21 - Each year, pro-choice advocates commemorate the anniversary of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court Decision, Roe v. Wade.  The Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition (MRRC) will mark the 42nd Anniversary of this pivotal decision by holding a rally and luncheon in the Montana State Capitol Rotunda on January 21st at noon.  The event will feature distinguished guests Governor Bullock, Senator Kaufmann and Representative Eck.  "This is an opportunity for pro-choice, pro-family, and pro-fairness Montanans to come together to say enough is enough," Maggie Moran, Executive Director at NARAL Pro-Choice Montana.  Read more...

Post-Election Day Thoughts
November 7 - It's been quite an election season.  But make no mistake the results of these elections do not mean the public supports anti-choice policies. On the contrary, people in Montana areoverwhelmingly pro-choice. The newlyelected officials need to know that pro-choicevoters will be watching, and will be loud and clear that we want thegovernment out of our personal, private medical decisions.After Tuesday’s election, theMontana state legislature is again dominated by extreme anti-choice politicians,leaving women’s reproductive rights in our state extremely vulnerable.  Read More
Pro-Choice Voter Guides Released
October 6 - NARAL Pro-Choice Montana PAC is proud to release our 2014 General Election Voter Guide with a list of 100% pro-choice certified candidates running across the state.  Vote for Pro-choice candidates from the top of the ticket all the way down to local county races. Voter guides have been hitting mailboxes all over Montana, but if you are not on our mailing list, or want to vote early, check out the voter guide online!
Activist prosecutor and judges place woman and all Montanans at risk

September 15 – The prosecutor who charged a Ravalli County woman in early pregnancy with criminal endangerment for using drugs, succeeded one week earlier in preventing her from going to drug treatment because it would interfere with his trial schedule.  Ravalli County Deputy Attorney Thorin Geist charged 21-year-old Casey Allen with criminal endangerment, on August 27, for putting her fetus at risk after she tested positive for illegal drugs the day before.

The Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition condemns these actions as infringements of Allen’s constitutional and human rights and as a dangerous precedent that threatens the health and well-being of Montanans.   "There is no legal basis for charging Allen with criminal endangerment,” said Maggie Moran, executive director of NARAL Pro-choice Montana. "The prosecutor and judges in this case simply wanted to make a point that they think they know what is best for pregnant women and think they have a right to control them.”  Read more

MT Dems Select Amanda Curtis as U.S. Senate Nominee
August 16, 2014 - Today, the Montana Democratic Partychose Amanda Curtis as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. NARAL Pro-ChoiceAmerica and NARAL Pro-Choice Montana released the following statement:

"We're glad the DemocraticParty listened to the hundreds of NARAL members in Montana who urged them tochoose a candidate who represents their state’s values and selected AmandaCurtis as the nominee. Montana has a history of electing pro-choice U.S.Senators, like Max Baucus and Jon Tester, who consistently represents thestate’s values of keeping private medical decisions where they belong—betweenwomen and their families. Choosing Curtis answers an urgent call from men andwomen who share this value and who demand a representative who will fight forthe comprehensive health care to which they are entitled.” Read more


MT Democrats to Hold Nominating Convention

August 8, 2014 - I’m sure you’ve heard the news: Sen. John Walsh has decided to take his name out of the running for re-election. Because Walsh already won the primary, the Montana Democratic Party now must hold a convention on August 16 to pick a new candidate.  We can influence this process by showing an overwhelming support for candidates who support reproductive freedom, but we have to move quickly.

Join me in calling on the Montana Democratic Party to respect Montana voters by backing a Senate candidate who’ll speak out for a woman's right to access contraception and abortion, Add your name now to our petition for a pro-choice Senate candidate.

Montana has a long history of electing pro-choice Democrats to statewide office who trust Montana women and support reproductive freedom. 

SCOTUS Ruling Puts Bosses Between Women and Their Healthcare

July 8, 2014 - NARAL Pro-Choice Montana and our thousands of members aredeeply disturbed by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow corporations todecide what’s best for women’s health.In a 5-4 decision, the highest Court gave for-profit businesses theauthority to deny basic preventative healthcare to their employees. The decision could have far reaching effects. Read more from Executive Director, Maggie Moran

SCOTUS: Discrimination Against Women Isn't Discrimination
June 30, 2014 - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby. Now bosses will have even more power to interfere in access to birth control. Today's decision from five male justices is a direct attack on women and our fundamental rights. This ruling goes out of its way to declare that discrimination against women isn't discrimination.  Read more from Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
SCOTUS Strikes Down MA Buffer Zone Law
June 27, 2014 - Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a Massachusetts Buffer Zone law which provided patients and employees at reproductive healthcare clinics a 35-foot area of protected space when entering and leaving a facility.

The Massachusetts law is similar, though not identical, to a Buffer Zone law in Montana which was enacted in 2005. Buffer zones are intended to reduce incidents of harassment, intimidation, and violence at healthcare facilities and increase patient and employee privacy. Anti-choice protesters have a history of violent acts, including within Montana. Three clinics providing abortions—in Kalispell, Missoula, and Helena—were victims in a string of fire bombings by an anti-choice extremist in the early 1990s. Most recently, in March 2014, the same Kalispell clinic was the target of extensive vandalism and forced to close its doors indefinitely.  Read a statement from Executive Director, Maggie Moran here.

PAC Releases Primary Endorsements!
 
May 5, 2014 -  NARAL Pro-Choice Montana PAC is excited to release our 2014 Primary Voter Guide for our supporters! These candidates have demonstrated leadership, commitment, and passion for reproductive justice and we are PROUD to announce their endorsements for the Primary Election. Vote PRO-CHOICE by June 3rd!
 
 
You can stay up-to-date on our GROWING list of endorsed pro-choice candidates for the General Election right here on our webpage!
NPCM Concerned with Connections of Crisis Pregnancy Center to Kalispell Clinic Shut Down

March 28, 2014

Hope Pregnancy Ministries continues to be the cause of greatconcern and skepticism in Kalispell, most recently after the MontanaHuman Rights Network (MHRN) released information that Michelle Reimer,director of Hope, bought the former building space of All Families Healthcare,effectively kicking Susan Cahill out. Cahill ran a family practice that provided first trimester abortions onMeridian Road in Kalispell until her building was purchased and she was forcedto find another space.  Hope PregnancyMinistries is one of many crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) inMontana—anti-choice organizations with a mission to block women from choosingabortion.  Read More...

Suspected Kalispell Vandal Has Ties to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

March 13, 2014

In October of last year, NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation released an investigative report on crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which discussed, among other things, the dangerous connections CPCs have with extreme anti-choice groups. We are deeply saddened by the vandalism at Susan Cahill’s family practice in Kalispell and are equally distraught by the recent knowledge of the suspect’s connections to the local CPC network—Hope Pregnancy Ministries.The Montana Human Rights Network uncovered the fact that the suspect’s mother is a board member at Hope Pregnancy Ministries, which administers Clear Choice Clinic, a crisis pregnancy center in Kalispell.  Read more...

We stand with 'All Families Healthcare'
March 4, 2013
 
On March 3, 2014, a family practice in Kalispell was broken into and vandalized. This office was targeted because, along with many other services, they provide abortions. We believe ALL families have the right to access the full range of healthcare safely and without fear. And we believe ALL workers have the right to go to their place of employment every day without the terror of violence and harassment. Read more...
 

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

January 8, 2015 - Just released! An Addendum to our 2013 Investigative Report. We are committed to exposing crisis pregnancy centers and ensuring that all Montanans have the right to access the full range of health care options.

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