Court Rules that Montana Midwives Can Now Kill Babies
Thus says the LORD: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:15
The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that, in part due to the geographical breadth of the state and its rural population, midwives and other non-physicians can kill babies. Now, abortionists can make house calls in the Big Sky State.
The ruling seems to demonstrate the depravity of our age, particularly in contrast to the Egyptian midwives who refused to shed the blood of their patients’ Hebrew babies.
It was a 4-3 ruling in the Montana Supreme Court that non-doctors could provide the life-ending medical procedure.
Two advanced practice nurses sued the state in 2018, claiming that limiting the procedure to licensed physicians violated a woman’s right to privacy and severely limited access to abortions in such a large and rural state.
A district court judge in Helena agreed with the nurses last year, which blocked the law limiting the procedure to doctors only. Attorney General Tim Fox (a Republican), appealed the decision to the state Supreme Court, but the court agreed with the district judge.
The Supreme Court said that “irreparable injury was possible” and that the nurses are not barred by the Montana Board of Nursing from performing abortions.
The court said, “This ruling reaffirms what the Montana Supreme Court recognized 20 years ago, that the state constitution protects the right of pregnant people to access abortion care from a qualified health care provider of their choice. The state needs a compelling reason to restrict that right, which it cannot show in this case.”
It is expected by legal experts that those who are not physicians – including midwives who having nursing degrees and those who do not – will be able to now kill babies in the womb within Montana’s borders.