Governor Gianforte Urges Supreme Court To Revisit Armstrong Decision

Governor's Office
  • August 09 2022

HELENA, Mont. – Following the Montana Supreme Court’s decision to uphold an order temporarily blocking three pro-life bills, Governor Greg Gianforte today urged the court to revisit its decision in Armstrong v. State.

“The Montana Supreme Court kicked the can down the road today on Armstrong, the 1999 decision which used Roe v. Wade to recognize abortion rights in Montana,” Gov. Gianforte said. “With Roe overturned, the Montana Supreme Court must revisit its decision in Armstrong, and I look forward to it doing so promptly.”

In upholding the district court’s order, the Montana Supreme Court declined to revisit today its decision in Armstrong, despite its reliance on Roe v. Wade.