Great Falls Voters Should DEMAND Local Candidates Publicly Answer Abortion Question

Last week E-City Beat emailed all Great Falls state legislative candidates requesting responses to three questions:

Question One – Which position on abortion most closely describes the kind of legislation you would support in the Montana state legislature? Please choose only one option and feel free to briefly explain or expand on your views.

  1. Abortion should be legal for any reason at any time during pregnancy, including up until birth, with no exceptions.
  2. Life begins at conception and abortion should not be legal at any time for any reason.
  3. Abortion should be illegal after 12-14 weeks into a pregnancy except in cases of rape, incest, or life threatening risk to the mother.

Question Two – Describe what you will do if elected to address the lack of affordable housing in Montana. What specific legislation would you put forward or support to tackle this issue?

Question Three – Describe in what way and on which issues you would ‘reach across the aisle’ to implement solutions for your constituents.

We asked that the responses be sent to ECB by September 23 so that we could publish them before ballots go out for the November 8 election.

Yesterday ECB received a response from a GOP candidate who didn’t answer any of the questions but included the following in the email:

“I’ve spoken to a couple of other legislators and I’d like to point out something here… From what I’ve noticed Democrat candidates overwhelmingly ignore the ECB submissions. This questionnaire is, therefore, effectively putting GOP candidates on the record in writing on the more than ever hot-button issue of abortion in a lose/lose fashion.

No matter how Republican candidates answer it will cost them votes and/or open themselves to attacks and negative mailers from the D’s.

Honestly, that’s all fine and well and a part of the business as long as the Democrats put themselves equally out there and go on the record as well. Unfortunately, they almost certainly will not.”

Fair enough. ECB will only be publishing responses to the abortion question if both (or all) ‘sides’ in any particular district race respond to that question.

In the meantime E-City Beat calls on ALL candidates to be forthright and honest in providing a complete answer to the abortion question in a transparent and public venue.

Voters deserve no less and should DEMAND it.

Abortion In Montana: Never, Anything Goes, Or Somewhere In Between?

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade back in June of this year it sent the abortion issue back to the states.

The state legislatures, courts, and governors will now be held accountable by state voters for whatever abortion laws they pass and uphold in this new landscape.

State lawmakers in Cascade County and Great Falls are now faced with a question they probably didn’t anticipate having to answer when they filed for office in early 2022, but E-City Beat will be asking each of them that question, along with a couple of other local issue questions, in an email questionnaire later this week.

We look forward to receiving answers from local legislative candidates and providing those responses for our readers.

We’re posing the abortion question here as a poll question for our readers:

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Twitter Suspends ‘Ruth Sent Us’ For Doxxing SCOTUS Justices

According to an article from the Washington Examiner by Asher Notheis posted on Thursday, Twitter has suspended the account of pro-abortion rights group Ruth Sent Us for publishing the home addresses of six U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

‘Twitter does not allow users to “engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so.”

Ruth Sent Us to shut down the website where the addresses were posted on June 9, shortly after an armed man was arrested near Kavanaugh‘s home after telling officers he wanted to kill the justice. The group denied publishing Kavanaugh’s address at the time and scoffed at the severity of the charges, tweeting: “It just wasn’t a serious assassination attempt.” ‘

Several Great Falls activists have also recently posted SCOTUS home addresses on their social media pages.

Great Falls Democrat Posts SCOTUS Justices’ Addresses

Video: Great Falls Dems Turn 4th of July Parade Into Political Pro-Abortion March

At this years Great Falls Independence Day parade the Cascade County Democratic Central Committee decided it would be a good idea to use the opportunity to push their pro-abortion political agenda.

Following behind their float, which was decorated with local Democrat campaign signs, came a dozen or so slogan chanting marchers with signs declaring “Abortion is Healthcare”, “Bans off My Body” etc.

Here’s a link to the video which was posted on the Montana March For Reproductive Rights public FB page: Montana March for Reproductive Rights | I will never forget this moment #greatfalls | Facebook

Regardless of whether you’re pro-choice, pro-life, or somewhere in-between, you should be able to discern when and where it’s appropriate and respectful to play partisan politics with an extremely controversial hot button issue like abortion.

But apparently common sense and discernment are in very short supply with local Democrats. That lack of respect and decency is one of the reasons Cascade County has gone from solid blue to deep red in recent election cycles.

There have been and will continue to be abundant opportunities to march and chant for whatever issue happens to be important to whatever political organization one may identify with, but the 4th of July parade in Great Falls is a local tradition meant to bring us all together for a fun time, not to further divide us for selfish partisan political gain.

Too bad that the local Democrat party has been hijacked by extremists who chose to turn our non-partisan, non-political celebration into a pro-abortion spectacle for parade goers, including a great many children.

Shame on them. Remember come November.