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By Michael Siebert
UM Community News Service University of Montana School of Journalism 

Constitutional Abortion Amendment, Telemedicine Practices and Filming Tax Incentives Discussed

Legislative Roundup - Week 13


HELENA -- A bill that could outlaw abortion by defining a fetus at any stage as a person passed the House last week.

Introduced by Rep. Derek Skees, House Bill 595 would give Montana voters an option to approve a constitutional amendment that would define a person as “all members of the species Homo sapiens at any stage of development.”

“Every single life matters,” Skees said. “From the moment of the first mitosis, to the last breath we draw before we get promoted.”

The bill was widely condemned by House Democrats, who said there were problems with the bill even beyond how it w...

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