Helena, MT — Today, Montanans Securing Reproductive Rights officially launched their signature collection drive to put abortion on the ballot this November. Their measure, CI-128, is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment that would secure Montanans’ right to make their own decisions about pregnancy, including decisions about abortion. The campaign is supported by the Fairness Project and must now collect more than 60,000 valid signatures from Montanans by June 21 in order to qualify for the general election.

In response to this news, Fairness Project Executive Director Kelly Hall issued the following statement: 

“Anti-abortion extremists have tried to interfere in Montanans’ personal health care choices again and again. That’s totally unacceptable — Montanans deserve to make their own decisions about reproductive care, not have politicians decide for them. The Fairness Project is proud and excited to be supporting Montanans Securing Reproductive Rights in their campaign to pass CI-128, especially at a time when abortion rights are under attack. With 2024 shaping up to be the biggest year ever for abortion on the ballot, it is critical that Montanans can make their voices heard on this issue.”

Montana is now one of several states where advocates and organizers are working to qualify and pass abortion-rights ballot measures in 2024, a list that includes FloridaArizona, and Missouri. Voters in New York and Maryland will also see legislatively-referred measures to protect reproductive freedom on their ballots.

The Fairness Project has so far invested more than $7 million this cycle into ballot measures to protect abortion rights, and was part of successful coalitions to secure reproductive freedom via ballot measures in Ohio, Michigan, and Vermont.

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