Minnesota lawmakers plan to solidify court’s rejection of abortion restrictions, limit state data reporting

State courts have struck down a host of Minnesota limits on abortion, and while unenforceable, the Legislature is now expected to erase many of them entirely from the law books.

That would mean the certain end to restrictions like a 24-hour waiting period that Republican legislators had sought to keep, according to Rep. Tina Liebling, DFL-Rochester, who spoke to MinnPost on Saturday ahead of a conference committee’s release of final bill language. 

Democrats who control the Legislature also plan to cut grant funding for pregnancy centers advocating against abortion. Liebling said a deal between the House and Senate would stop making abortion providers report some data on the procedure to the state, though Minnesota will keep collecting certain basic information on abortions that is now published every year by health officials….”

By Molly
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