In Montana: Loss for AG Knudsen and Win for Abortion Rights

March 20, 2024

Knudsen Fails, Court Rules to Allow Abortion Ballot Proposal to Proceed

Washington, DC — This week, the Montana Supreme Court dealt a blow to AG Austin Knudsen’s efforts attacking abortion rights. The Court ruled to allow a proposed ballot measure aimed at protecting abortion rights to continue through the initiative process, bringing the measure closer to the November ballot.

Statement from Emily Trifone, DAGA’s Deputy Communications Director:

“This is yet another example of the Montana Supreme Court stepping in after AG Knudsen abused his powers. Knudsen tried and failed to mislead voters when pushing his anti-abortion agenda. Voters see through his political games, and will reject him this November.”

The Montana Free Press reported, “The ruling, signed by six of the court’s seven justices and authored by Justice Ingrid Gustafson, found that the proposal submitted last fall by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana did not improperly ‘logroll’ distinct subjects together and that Attorney General Austin Knudsen exceeded his authority by concluding that the proposal would confuse voters and conflict with other sections of the Constitution — a conclusion that could have blocked the proposal from proceeding.”


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