What are your rights to abortion in Montana?
Under Roe v. Wade, the federal Constitution protected the fundamental right to make reproductive health decisions, including ending pregnancy, however now that Roe has been overturned it is up to the States to decide. In Montana, we have our own state constitutional protections that ensure abortion will remain legal.
Where can I get an abortion?
Patients seeking an abortion in Montana should contact one of the following health care providers to schedule appointments and learn about options for financial support (including stipends helping defray travel costs):
- Blue Mountain Clinic, Missoula
- All Families Health Center, Whitefish
- Planned Parenthood of Montana, which operates clinics in Great Falls, Helena and Billings
What if I need financial assistance for an abortion, or would like to make a donation to support abortion access in Montana?
(NOTE: The following is a general list of resources compiled from publicly available sources for public reference. Descriptions are from organizational webpages and social media pages. ACLU-MT does not have any special knowledge of, nor endorse, any organization listed below. If you are a part of an organization that would like to be listed here, please reach out to email@example.com.)
- Indigenous Women Rising
- Susan Wicklund Fund
- Just the Pill
- National Abortion Federation Hotline
- The Brigid Alliance
- Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP)
Things to Know When Seeking Abortion Care
Many patients want to understand what an abortion will feel like, what recovery will be like, and how much it will cost. Here are a few trusted sources that you can count on when researching abortion:
What’s next for abortion access in Montana?
Roe v. Wade, the case holding that our federal Constitution protects the fundamental right to make reproductive healthcare decisions, including ending pregnancy, is still the law of the land.
However, Roe is being challenged and we expect the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a decision that will overturn or dismantle these protections.
Should Roe v. Wade be struck down, Montana has its own constitutional protections and abortion will remain legal in our state.
What can you do to fight for abortion in Montana?
- Support Montana’s clinics and abortion funds. Even as we fight to maintain the right to an abortion in Montana, we encourage donations to abortion providers and to abortion funds that provide financial support to those needing care.
- Take to the streets. Our partners at Planned Parenthood are posting events as they are organized at the “Bans Off Our Bodies” website. Make sure you are prepared by brushing up on your rights as a protester.
- Stay informed. We will continue to post the latest developments and actions you can take on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Vote like your rights depend on it. If abortion is going to be left to the political process, those of us who care about reproductive freedom have to get engaged. Don’t forget about local officials and district attorneys, who can pass ordinances and implement policies making abortion a low priority for enforcement.
This isn’t over. We at ACLU-MT are committed to using the full force of the organization in this fight – and we hope you will join us.