Friday, March 25, 2011
Missoulian: Poll: Most in Montana against amendment on abortion ban, sales tax, by Mike Dennison:
HELENA - Do a majority of Montanans want to amend the state Constitution to ban abortion? Impose a sales tax? Vote by mail? Or have the Legislature attempt to "nullify" federal laws that they disagree with?
No, no, yes and maybe, according to a Lee Newspapers poll, which also reveals that Montanans aren't necessarily opposed to having the Legislature meet in annual sessions, either. . . .
Abortion: When asked if they would support a constitutional amendment to ban abortion by saying life begins at conception by defining "person" as a member of the human species at any stage of development, 56 percent of those surveyed said they would not, and 35 percent supported it. Nine percent were undecided.
The amendment is contained in House Bill 490, which needs 100 total votes from the Legislature to make it on the 2012 ballot. . . .