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Most Minnesotans have no idea what the abortion laws are in our state.

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The Laws

Get the facts about the abortion laws in Minnesota.

Anti-abortion lawmakers in our state have been quietly passing laws that restrict abortion access, intimidate providers and patients, and increase costs. Minnesotans have the right to know the current laws.

The Minnesota Constitution protects our right to have an abortion and the decision to have one. But most Minnesotans are not aware of how their rights are currently restricted and what access to abortion care looks like in our state. Deciding whether or when to become a parent is about freedom and control over our lives at our most basic level: our bodies, our families, our life’s path. We respect everyone’s right and freedom to access health care without politically motivated and medically unnecessary restrictions. Let’s remove politics from our health care.

About This Campaign

It’s Time to UnRestrict Minnesota.

Minnesotans are justifiably proud of our state’s reputation and rich history as a leader on many social justice fronts but Minnesota still has work to do — particularly in the area of reproductive health, rights, and justice.

A recent poll showed that 96% of Minnesotans were unaware of the laws that restrict access to abortion. UnRestrict Minnesota is a community-based public awareness campaign that aims to educate Minnesotans about the current laws that restrict our rights and access to abortion care.

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Betcha didn’t know!

Less than 5% of Minnesota counties have clinics that provide abortion care. The majority of Minnesotans (65%) live outside of these counties.

Check out these state facts about abortion in Minnesota.

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Betcha didn’t know!

If you decide to end a pregnancy, Minnesota law mandates an extra, medically unnecessary appointment before you can access abortion care.

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Betcha didn’t know!

If you live up north and decide to end a pregnancy, you could have to drive 4 hours to get to a Minnesota clinic that offers abortion care.

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Betcha didn’t know!

If you’re under 18 and have made the decision to have an abortion, Minnesota state law mandates that you notify both parents.

If you cannot, you must plead your case before a judge. If the court deems you too “immature” to have an abortion, the state can force you to have a child.

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Betcha didn’t know!

In Minnesota, it is a felony for a non-physician to perform an abortion.

In other states, like Colorado and Montana, a wider range of trained medical professionals (like nurses or midwives) can offer this care. Studies show it’s just as safe and increasing the number of people who can provide care means more access for everyone who needs it.

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Betcha didn’t know!

If you decide to have an abortion in Minnesota, state law mandates that doctors give patients medically irrelevant and biased information.

This includes falsely suggesting a link between abortion and breast cancer even though there is zero medical evidence to support it.

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Betcha didn’t know!

In Minnesota, there are 98 crisis pregnancy centers ...receiving taxpayer funding on an annual basis.

Fake health care clinics are designed to mislead and discourage women from deciding to have an abortion.

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Betcha didn’t know!

Currently, there are only 5 clinics in Minnesota that provide access to abortion.

(One in Duluth and three in the Twin Cities)

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Partners

Meet our community partners.

A community of concerned citizens, advocates, abortion and health care providers, and lawyers have come together as a strong reproductive health, rights, and justice coalition to support Minnesotans right to make their own decisions about whether or when to be a parent and educate our community on the restriction laws surrounding abortion care.