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Governor Walz Signs PRO Act Into Law

February 1, 2023

Erin Hart, Communications Director

Saint Paul, Minn.—Today, Governor Walz signed the Protect Reproductive Options Act codifying Minnesota’s fundamental right to abortion and ensuring that future generations of Minnesotans will have protections of reproductive rights, justice, and access to essential health care.

UnRestrict Minnesota applauds the passage of this historic bill,” said Megan Peterson, Executive Director of Gender Justice. It’s a vital first step to fulfilling the promise of reproductive freedom for Minnesotans and people across the United States seeking safe and legal abortion care.”

Additional bills to strengthen reproductive freedom are continuing to advance in the Minnesota Legislature. Nearing final committee stops, the Reproductive Freedom Codification Act (HF91, SF70) removes restrictions on abortion rights and access deemed unconstitutional by state courts. In a recent poll by PerryUndem, 68% of Minnesota voters support repealing laws that restrict access to abortion.