Abortion became one of the most debated issues in Montana’s general election 2022. Voters were asked to approve a law declaring an embryo or fetus is a legal person with a right to medical care if born prematurely or survives an attempted abortion; it did not pass in the general election.

The vote count:

  • 52% Against   213,841
  • 48% In favor   194,312

It was a narrow percentage margin with a total of 408,153.

Montana LR-131, known as the medical care requirement for born-alive infants was defeated by a 4% margin. It would have made law “…viable, born-alive infants may not be deprived of medically appropriate and reasonable medical treatment; providing penalties, repealing section 50-20-108 MCA; and providing an immediate effective plan.”