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Why is abortion publicly funded in Minnesota?

A ban on public funding of abortion would unfairly impose particular religious views on those Minnesotans who rely on Medicaid. Providing funding for abortion does not encourage or compel people to have abortions, but denying funding would force many to carry their pregnancies to term. Deciding whether or not to end a pregnancy is deeply personal, and public funding ensures that this decision remains in the hands of the pregnant person.