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Minnesota Passes Law Guaranteeing Right To Abortions


The Minnesota legislature yesterday gave final passage to HF1, the Protect Reproductive Options Act (full text). It provides in part:

Every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to continue the​ pregnancy and give birth, or obtain an abortion, and to make autonomous decisions about​ how to exercise this fundamental right.

According to a CBS News report on the bill:

Abortion rights in Minnesota are already protected because a Doe v. Gomez, a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court decision. Democrats frame the bill as a “secondary” line of defense to that ruling.

The bill now goes to Gov. Tim Walz for his signature. According to MPR News, Gov. Walz has said he will sign the bill into law. [Thanks to Scott Mange for the lead.]


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