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. Rage.  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?..."
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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…
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