By Mara Silvers
Montana Free Press 

Abortion providers, state attorneys spar over new restrictions

Plaintiffs and defendants filled a Helena district courtroom Tuesday in a marathon proceeding over five abortion policies. Judge Menahan blocks implementation while trial proceeds


Mara Silvers / MTFP

District Court Judge Mike Menahan listens to arguments in a series of cases over abortion restrictions in his Helena courtroom on May 23, 2023.

A Helena district court judge on Tuesday barred the state from enforcing five new abortion restrictions while litigation over their constitutionality continues.

The order from the bench came at the end of a three-and-a-half-hour court proceeding featuring Montana abortion providers, medical witnesses and state agency representatives. Attorneys representing Planned Parenthood of Montana, Blue Mountain Clinic and All Families Healthcare argued that the laws and rules curbing abortion procedures, requiring ultrasounds and limiting Medicaid coverage of abortions should be enjoined while litiga...

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