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It’s Time to UnRestrict Minnesota.

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The Laws

Learn about the abortion restrictions in Minnesota.

First, the good news: Even without Roe v. Wade, the Minnesota Constitution protects our right to have an abortion and the decision to have one. And 75 percent of Minnesotans agree that when a person has decided to have an abortion, it should be safe, legal, and free from punishment or judgment. That sounds great, right?

Not so fast: the bad news is that anti-abortion lawmakers in our state have been quietly passing laws for decades that restrict abortion access, intimidate providers and patients, and increase costs. These barriers make it difficult—and sometimes impossible—to access abortion care in our state, and they disproportionately harm Minnesota’s Black, indigenous, immigrant, low-income, and rural populations.

At UnRestrict Minnesota, we believe that 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 believe that everyone should have the freedom to access health care without politically motivated and medically unnecessary restrictions. If you agree, learn more about the laws that restrict abortion access in Minnesota and join us in taking action. Let’s remove politics from our health care.

Support The Patients’ Right to Know Act

Abortion care is the only healthcare that politicians have singled out in law for biased treatment. The Patients’ Right To Know Act would give healthcare providers in Minnesota the right to provide medically-accurate, evidence-based information to their patients without interference from lawmakers.

Current law mandates doctors read a script that includes medically-irrelevant and inaccurate information, like suggesting a false link between abortion and breast cancer, to patients before they receive care. Even if a doctor believes the information may cause harm to the patient, the doctor could lose their license and be subject to felony penalties if they do not follow the script. Doctors already counsel patients and obtain informed consent based on the risks and benefits of the treatment. Abortion is the only medical procedure about which lawmakers have mandated exactly what doctors must tell their patients.

The Patients’ Right To Know Act repeals current laws, and prohibits future laws, that require healthcare providers to give medically-inaccurate and/or irrelevant information to patients before they receive healthcare—including abortion care.

Please contact your lawmakers and ask them to support The Patients’ Right To Know Act.

About This Campaign

It’s Time to UnRestrict Minnesota.

UnRestrict Minnesota works to protect, expand, and destigmatize access to abortion care–and all reproductive healthcare—in Minnesota through public education, advocacy, and the law.

Our vision is to achieve full reproductive justice, an organizing framework created by Black women where every person has the ability to decide if, when, and how to become a parent; raise healthy children in safe and thriving communities; and have gender freedom and bodily autonomy.

We are led by a multi-racial coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates, faith communities, clinicians, activists, doctors, abortion funds, lawyers, organizers, healthcare clinics, doulas, podcasts, and more. Learn more about our partners.

See Our Mission

Get Involved!

Join the millions of Minnesotans who agree everyone should have the power and ability to make healthy decisions about their own bodies, decide whether and when to become a parent, and raise healthy children in our communities if we decide to become parents.

What Minnesotans are saying…

Abortion is a health care access issue. I should not be restricted with waiting periods and misinformation.


A woman and all people have a right to bodily autonomy. Such laws set an unequal standard between men and women in medical care.


Abortion is healthcare. Healthcare is a human right. Parenting (or not) is up to each person.


Because every woman should have the choice. What’s right for one, may not be right for another.


Bodily autonomy is a basic human right, and Minnesota’s abortion restrictions violate that right.

Natalie – Minneapolis, MN

Everyone has the right to decide what they want to do with their own bodies. Abortion access is a racial and economic justice issue.


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’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 anti-abortion fake health centers receiving taxpayer funding on an annual basis.

Anti-abortion fake health centers are designed to mislead and discourage women from deciding to have an abortion.

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Meet our community partners.

A multi-racial coalition of LGBTQ+ advocates, faith communities, clinicians, activists, doctors, abortion funds, lawyers, organizers, healthcare clinics, doulas, podcasts, and more have come together to support every Minnesotan’s right to make their own decision about whether and when to become a parent.

Learn more about each of our partner organizations, their missions, and how you can support their work.

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer or intern? Check out opportunities to get involved.