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What National Attacks on Abortion Mean for Minnesota

The Threat to Safe, Legal Abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This will be the first direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the decision that established the constitutional right to have an abortion, since Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation. By taking this case, the Court will be revisiting nearly 50 years of precedent that has protected people’s access to safe and legal abortion in our country.

Also this year, Texas passed S.B. 8, the most extreme abortion ban in our country’s history. The law essentially eliminates access to safe, legal abortion in Texas and paves the way for other states and municipalities, including Minnesota, to do the same.

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We know the majority of people support the right to safe, legal abortion—but a vocal minority is leading the charge against abortion, contraception, and comprehensive sex ed in this country. That’s why supporters of reproductive freedom must speak up now before it’s too late—and encourage our friends, families, and communities to do the same. 

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What does this mean for abortion access in Minnesota?

What happens in other states affects all of us. While abortion is still legal today, Texas is showing us what the future of abortion could quickly become. Minnesota is not immune to these kinds of attacks.

While Minnesota is fortunate to have the right to abortion constitutionally protected under the 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court Gomez decision, this has clearly not prevented anti-abortion politicians in Minnesota from passing or trying to pass bills that make it increasingly difficult to access abortion in Minnesota. 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.