Do you know the abortion laws in Minnesota?
It’s not just Alabama, Ohio, and Missouri.
Anti-abortion lawmakers in our state have been quietly passing laws that restrict abortion access, intimidate providers and patients, and increase costs. They include the following:
Mandate doctors provide medically-irrelevant information to patientsMinnesota Abortion Law
Mandate an extra, medically unnecessary appointment for careMinnesota Abortion Law
Mandate minors notify both parents regardless of relationshipMinnesota Abortion Law
Mandate doctors provide detailed patient information to the stateMinnesota Abortion Law
Prevent advanced-practice clinicians from providing abortion careMinnesota Abortion Law
Mandate doctors talk about a man’s obligation to pay child supportMinnesota Abortion Law
Mandate fetal tissue be cremated or buried
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.
A lawsuit has been filed to strike down abortion restrictions.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has long recognized abortion access as a fundamental right. Yet Minnesota still has laws on the books that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive health services, are out-of-step with contemporary medical practice, and reflect antiquated views about women’s role in society.
A legal challenge has been filed to repeal a number of abortion restrictions currently on the books in Minnesota.
What Minnesotans are saying…
No one religion should be enshrined inlaw or dictate public policy on any issue — including abortion. Anything else is a violation of my religious freedom.Beth – Minneapolis, MN
My body, my choice. I get to decide when I’m ready for kids – both deserve it.Dani
Reproductive freedom is human freedom. To say otherwise is to say women aren’t human.David
The choice to be a parent is a sacred choice that cannot be legislated away.Rev. Donley – Mounds View, MN
These restrictions not only create interference between doctors and patients, they also strip women of the dignity of making their own healthcare decisions.Amy – Minnesota
Women have the right to honest, affordable, and accessible care regardless of their geographic location.Anonymous
Your questions answered.
- Does Minnesota’s Constitution protect abortion rights?
- Do people regret their abortion?
- Doesn’t Roe v. Wade protect my right to abortion?
To achieve reproductive freedom and justice
Black lives must truly matter.
Audre Lorde said, “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” To achieve our goal of making sure every Minnesotan has access to reproductive freedom, we must work towards the goal of making sure Black people can live safely in their communities, and to hold systems accountable that time and time again treat Black bodies like they are dispensable.
We grieve for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other lives we have lost due to racism in the United States.
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