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Gov. vetoes measure that stirred abortion debate

 


HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer vetoed a measure Friday that had stirred debate over abortion during the legislative session by proposing to make it illegal to kill an unborn child except in cases of medical procedures.

House Bill 167 brought opposition from backers of legal abortion, and support from those who want to eventually make the procedure illegal.

Republican supporters argued safeguards in the bill protect a woman from being charged in some way for the death of her own unborn child and say it has nothing to do with abortion. Democrats opposed to the measure in the session argue...



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