“Make no mistake, the bill introduced today is a serious attack on Minnesotan’s health and safety. People need access to safe and legal abortion so they can decide what’s best for their health and for their families.”
The Minnesota Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy advanced SF 2849, which requires health care providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion.
The Minnesota House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Reform Committee advanced HF 3194, which requires health care providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion.
HF 2998 / SF 2644 would require the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to create “Choose Life” license plates, with proceeds going to Positive Alternative to Abortion grantees (i.e. crisis pregnancy centers).
HF 2792 / SF 3382 would ban abortion at the point of fertilization, confer personhood status on a fertilized egg, and makes performing an abortion a felony crime. Politicians have no business making health care decisions for Minnesota women.
HF 3194/SF 2849 would require providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion. Doctors, not politicians, should determine the health care needs of patients.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Applauds Senate Rejection of 20-week Abortion Ban; Urges Voters to Turn Out in 2018
“This bill is part of a broader agenda by some politicians to ban abortion completely. That’s why we have to get every last voter to the polls in November. We must replace politicians that want to turn the clocks back on women with lawmakers that share our values.”
From the federal to the state level, attacks on women’s health and rights have been the centerpiece to the Trump Administration’s war on women. These attacks disproportionately harm women of color, undocumented women, LGBTQ+ folks, and low-income earning women.