Montana women’s healthcare not safe with Gianforte & Daines
HELENA -- Sen. Steve Daines took a page from New Jersey mutlimillionaire Greg Gianforte’s playbook this week and took a stand against Montana women.
This week Daines introduced reckless legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood and limit women’s access to healthcare.
It’s the same move to try to limit a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions that Greg Gianforte has always supported by giving millions to anti-choice organizations while advocating for anti-choice legislation.
“Greg Gianforte and Steve Daines have a dangerous, reckless agenda that will put the health of Montana women in serious jeopardy,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Montana women don’t need two out-of-touch politicians making their healthcare decisions for them. We must stand up to this harmful and unnecessary legislation of women’s personal choices.”
For the record Greg Gianforte has:
Given more than $2 million to anti-choice organizations that lobby against women making their own health care choices. (Gianforte Family Charitable Trust, via Guidestar)
Funded the Montana Family Foundation that fought to outlaw choice even in cases of rape. (HB 574, Montana Family Foundation lobbying disclosure, 5/27/11)
Between 2004 and 2014, he gave nearly $700,000 to anti-choice, crisis pregnancy centers that have been criticized for giving false information to limit women’s choices. (Gianforte Family Charitable Trust, via Guidestar; NARAL Pro-Choice Montana Foundation, 2013 Investigative Report)