Counseling Ban/Gag RuleFamily-planning grants made available by the Minnesota health commissioner may not pay for abortion services or referrals. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 145.925 (Enacted 1978; Last Amended 1997).
The Minnesota health commissioner also cannot make available grants under the Positive Abortion Alternatives program to an organization that provides, counsels, or refers for abortion. A grant recipient cannot have the same or similar name as an organization that provides such services. H.2676, 87th Leg., Reg. Sess. (Minn. 2012) (Enacted 2012).