Attacks on abortion access disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), those with low incomes, and those living in rural areas. People with means will always be able to overcome unnecessary barriers to access abortion, but all people should have access to the health care they need.
Minnesota is not immune to attacks on abortion. Politicians determined to ban abortion continue to pass or try to pass bills that make it increasingly difficult to access abortion in our state. In fact, bills to fully ban abortion have been introduced in the Minnesota House each of the last three bienniums.
There is more we can do to protect and expand abortion access in Minnesota and we are uniquely positioned to protect abortion access in our region. We must prioritize passing the Protect Reproductive Options Act (PRO Act) to ensure Minnesotans can access the abortion care they need, no matter what happens at the courts.