The Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jackson v. Dobbs earlier this year, which overturned Roe v. Wade. There were various speculations about how this would affect the upcoming elections. One of these is how it would affect the pro-abortion crowd, which would crush the hopes of the Republicans. Another is how it would affect the independents and conservatives, who would be voting against Joe Biden if crime and inflation continue to rise.
According to pre-election polls, the economy, immigration, and crime were the top issues for voters. On Election Day, exit polls also indicated that people were voting their wallets over social issues, such as abortion. Montana apparently didn't get the memo.
This year, Montana voters were asked to decide if babies born alive after an abortion are legal individuals. According to The Daily Wire, the referendum, which was called the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, asked if the state should pass a law that would allow for the life-saving treatment of these infants. Voters did not support the legislation.
Although the referendum was not about abortion, 52.4% of the voters in Montana rejected the legislation, as opposed to 47.6% who voted “yes.” The goal of the referendum was to ensure that babies born alive following an abortion would receive the necessary medical attention. Some people argued that the law would unfairly penalize medical professionals, while others said it was necessary to protect the worth and dignity of every new life.
It's possible that the results of the referendum were influenced by the Supreme Court's decision in the case of Jackson v. Dobbs. According to the president of the pro-life group, the groups that were involved in the campaign against the legislation received money from pro-abortion groups.
According to the president of the pro-life group, the groups that were involved in the campaign against the legislation received money from pro-abortion groups. The president of the group noted that the pro-abortion groups were able to outsprint the pro-life groups in the campaign.
According to Dannenfelser, the groups that were involved in the campaign against the legislation received money from pro-abortion groups. He also noted that the television ads that were aired by the pro-abortion groups criticized the initiative as an attack on the medical care of babies born alive following an abortion. If Montana voters were aware of the truth about the legislation, they would have supported it.
I’m horrified that even ONE person would vote in Montana to deny babies healthcare after they’ve already been born. They’re basically saying they want the babies left out to die.
We need Jesus to save our nation. Desperately.
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) November 10, 2022
Abortion has wounded our nation so deeply that we are refusing to ensure proper medical care for newborn infants. #EndInfanticide https://t.co/A7DqygcOlc
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) November 10, 2022
On Twitter, pro-life and conservative activists criticized the Montana voters for failing to pass the legislation, which would have allowed the state to provide the necessary medical attention to the babies born alive following an abortion. It's heartbreaking that these little ones will not receive the care they need.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on RedState.