Planned Parenthood of Montana explains new federal regulations, potential loss of funding

GREAT FALLS – A new regulation regarding abortion services and federal funding has Montana residents on both sides of the issue speaking out.

The new rule originally implemented earlier this month does not permit clinics receiving government funding to give abortion referrals.

Two other key changes include physical and financial separation of abortion services from providers receiving Title X funding.

Pro-life advocates like Meagan Kimmel, co-chair of Great Falls Catholics for Life, said these changes are a step in the right direction when it comes to saving all lives.