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Matt Rosendale on Abortion

 

 


No abortion; no exceptions

Q: Abortion: Mostly ban or mostly legal?

Matt Rosendale (R): Ban. "I do not believe in abortion. I do not believe that you should provide for any exceptions."

Jon Tester (D): Legal. Opposed post-20 week ban. Sponsored bill prohibiting medically unnecessary requirements on abortion services.

Q: Let Planned Parenthood receive public funds for non-abortion health care?

Matt Rosendale (R): No. Praised Trump's support for defunding.

Jon Tester (D): Yes. Support access to family planning services, preventive care & "life-saving cancer screenings."

Source: 2018 CampusElect.org Issue Guide on Montana Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Against abortion in all circumstances

Rosendale opposes abortion, without exception: "I support life from conception until natural death."
Source: KPAX-8 Missoula on 2018 Montana Senate race , Jul 31, 2017

Rejected that insurers have plans with and without abortion

Gov. Bullock rejected a bill that would have required health insurers that offer coverage plans that include elective abortions to also provide a reciprocal plan that does not cover elective abortions. Bullock said the proposal could leave women without coverage options necessary for unforeseen events. "SB 349 would create additional administrative burdens and costs for insurance companies, potentially doubling the number of insurance products, and ultimately leading to increased costs," Bullock wrote.

Legislative Summary: An act requiring an issuer who offers health insurance coverage that includes elective abortion coverage to also sell health insurance coverage that does not include elective abortion coverage.

Governor's Veto Message: I stand firmly opposed to restrictions on a woman's ability to make deeply personal medical decisions.

Legislative outcome: Passed Senate 29-21-0, 4/15/15; passed Senate 54-42-4, 4/11/15

Source: Great Falls Tribune on Montana voting records for SB 349 , Apr 30, 2015

CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood.

Rosendale opposes the CC survey question on funding abortion

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Public Funding of Abortions (Such as Govt. Health Benefits and Planned Parenthood)' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-1b on Jul 1, 2018

CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors.

Rosendale supports the CC survey question on parental notification

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Parental Notification for Abortions by Minors ' Christian Coalition's self-description: "Christian Voter Guide is a clearing-house for traditional, pro-family voter guides. We do not create voter guides, nor do we interview or endorse candidates."

Source: Christian Coalition Surve 18CC-1c on Jul 1, 2018

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