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Minnesota: Did You Know?

Did you know that the Minnesota legislature attempted to pass a bill protecting a woman's right to choose?

In 2009, the Minnesota state legislature attempted to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act. The bill contains basic provisions that would have guaranteed a woman’s right to choose.


The bill makes the protections of Roe v. Wade permanent in state law.  It would protect a woman’s choice either to carry a pregnancy to term or choose abortion prior to viability. After viability, the bill allows for health exemptions for the woman.


However, the bill never reached a floor vote. Hopefully, pro-choice state lawmakers will continue to pursue this legislation.


H.F. 616, 86th Gen. Assem., Reg. Sess. (Mn. 2009); S.F. 115, 86th Gen. Assem., Reg. Sess. (Mn. 2009).

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