The Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition is holding its lobby day Monday at the Capitol and you are invited to attend and to speak up for privacy and a woman's right to make her own medical decisions.

Numerous bills have been introduced this session attacking that right, including HB 104 to create a new crime for killing a fetus, HB 391 to prohibit minors from getting an abortion without their parents' permission, and HB 239 requiring school districts to obtain parents' permission before the district may provide any instruction or materials that touch on sexual education or human reproduction.

Members of the Montana Reproductive Rights Coalition - including the ACLU of Montana, Planned Parenthood of Montana, NARAL-Pro-choice Montana, the Montana Human Rights Network, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Blue Mountain Clinic - have been working hard to stop these bad bills. But we need your help.

Come to the Capitol Monday and tell your legislators why you reproductive freedom matters to you. Things officially get underway at 9 a.m. in the Governor's Conference Room, but come by at any time before 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m.

Also today:
Senate Local Government Committee 3 p.m., Room 405

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House Appropriations Committee 3 p.m., Room 102

Hearings and floor sessions can be accessed online.