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.