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A snowflake job by another name

Politicians in Montana this week have been debating House Bill 167 as it makes its way through the House Judiciary Committee. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, carries the short title of "Criminalize offense involving death to an unborn child."

After anti-abortion legislation failed repeatedly in Montana, the supporters finally wised up and started repackaging their efforts in order to find the proper wording to fool their constituents.

Their efforts started in earnest in 2009 with "personhood" legislation — Senate Bill 406 — which looked to constitutionally define...


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