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Manhattan council member requests ordinance to make abortion pills illegal in the town

This Thursday, a requested ordinance to make abortion paraphernalia illegal in Manhattan will be discussed at the Council meeting
Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-08 18:03:10-05

A council member in Manhattan, MT proposed to make the abortion pill illegal in the town and create it as a "Sanctuary for the Unborn." I talked to some residents of Manhattan and some said that they were pro-life and thought that it was a good idea and others thought that the women should have their choice.

Josh Powell is the council member who requested this ordinance. The ordinance declares Manhattan as a sanctuary for the unborn. It states, "Whereas federal law imposes felony criminal liability on every person who ships or receives abortion pills or abortion paraphernalia."

It says "the constitution and laws of Montana do not and cannot secure a right, privilege, or immunity to act in violation of federal criminal statutes," and that, "the town council is bound by oath to support and defend the constitution of the United States."

Abortion is legal in Montana and a decision has not been made yet but will be discussed this week at the council meeting in Manhattan.

You can read the ordinance below: