Mont. Constitution changes would restrict abortion


HELENA — House Republicans are pushing long shot constitutional changes sponsored by Rep. Wendy Warburton, R-Havre, aimed at restricting abortion, with the sponsor backing the measures arguing they will help the party at the polls.

Both proposed amendments would go to voters in 2012 if they clear the Legislature, which appears unlikely.

Proposed constitutional changes require support from a total of 100 of 150 House and Senate lawmakers — and Republicans fall four votes shy of being able to get it done on their own. In House votes on Monday afternoon, even a few Republicans didn't sup...

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