2023 UnRestrict Minnesota Reproductive Freedom Legislative Agenda
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court eliminating the federal right to an abortion and overturning Roe v. Wade in its decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, reproductive freedom in the United States is under assault. But in Minnesota, thanks to our historic pro-reproductive majority in the Minnesota legislature, we can make sure that reproductive freedom is protected and expanded by passing our legislative agenda, as outlined below.
Protect Abortion Rights and Expand Access
The Protect Reproductive Options Act (PRO Act) (HF 1/SF 1)
Chief Authors: Rep. Carlie Kotyza-Witthuhn, Sen. Jen McEwen
Description: Establishes the fundamental right of Minnesotans to make individual decisions about reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, and pregnancy. This was signed into law on February 1, 2023.
The Reproductive Freedom Defense Act (HF 366/SF 165 )
Chief Authors: Rep. Esther Agbaje, Sen. Kelly Morrison
Description: Would enact strong protections for anyone in Minnesota seeking abortion care, as well as the providers who care for them — safeguarding all from prosecution under laws aimed at imposing other states’ restrictions on us.
The Reproductive Freedom Codification Act (HF 91/SF 70)
Chief Authors: Rep. Tina Liebling, Sen. Erin Maye Quade
Description: Repeals Minnesota’s abortion restriction laws, including the two-parent notification law for minors, the mandatory 24-hour delay on people seeking abortion, the requirement that providers recite a state-mandated script of misinformation about abortion to patients, the ban on advance practice non-physician clinicians providing abortion, and more.
Send your legislators a message asking them to support the Reproductive Freedom Codification Act!
Positive Pregnancies Support Act (HF 289 / SF 336)
Chief Authors: Rep. Liz Olson, Sen. Mary Kunesh
Description: Bans state grant-recipient agencies from encouraging clients toward one pregnancy outcome over another, requires agencies to provide pregnant people with medically accurate information and services about abortion and pregnancy, and requires agencies to provide clients with resources and assistance applying for public health programs, domestic violence services and mental health counseling, in addition to other services already required.
Send your legislators a message asking them to support the Positive Pregnancies Support Act!