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Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Oppose Boggs

Sen. Al Franken says he'll oppose judicial nominee Michael Boggs. "His record on civil rights, women's health, and LGBT equality is regrettable, and I was not satisfied with the answers he gave during his confirmation hearing," said Sen. Franken.

Grade

Minnesota's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

95 percent of Minnesota counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
info@prochoiceminnesota.org
Website
Facebook page
Twitter: @ProChoiceMN
Phone: 651.602.7655
Fax: 651.602.7658

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Mark Dayton (D) is pro-choice.

Legislature

  • The Minnesota House is anti-choice.
  • The Minnesota Senate is pro-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Minnesota law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Minnesota prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Minnesota funds CPCs directly and refers women to CPCs.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Minnesota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Minnesota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Minnesota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Emergency Contraception

Minnesota law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Minnesota provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Minnesota provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Minnesota law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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State Constitutional Protection

Minnesota's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Minnesota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law restricting post-viability abortion.
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