A third state governor, Montana’s Steve Bullock, used his veto power Wednesday to block legislation to protect newborn babies from infanticide
- Bullock vetoed state Senate Bill 354, saying the legislation has “little to do with the health of infants or women,” Politico reports.
- Earlier this spring, North Carolina and Wisconsin Govs. Roy Cooper vetoed and Tony Evers threatened to veto similar legislation in their states.
Meanwhile, nationwide polling released by SBA List found that 77 percent of voters, including 70 percent of Democrats, support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55 percent strongly support).
The Montana Born-Alive Infants Protection Act requires that babies who survive abortions be provided with the same medical care as any other infant born at that stage of development.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser slammed Bullock’s abortion extremism in a statement. “Once again Governor Bullock sides with abortion extremists, going so far as to veto compassionate, popular legislation designed to provide care for children who survive failed abortions,” Dannenfelser said. “Governor Bullock is no moderate when it comes to abortion, and we’re exposing his extremist record to the voters.”