Anger to action: How DFLers transformed Minnesota abortion rights after Roe

This is part one of a five-part series from MPR News examining the state of abortion in Minnesota one year after Roe v. Wade was overturned.


Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman said that’s what she and her allies felt last year on June 24 as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Fifty years of constitutional protection for abortion was gone.

Almost immediately, states around the country began locking down access to legal abortion. Minnesota still had protections in state constitutional law, but supporters worried it wouldn’t hold. The ground seemed to be shifting rapidly. How would Minnesota respond?…”

By Molly
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