Reproductive rights groups rally at the Capitol

Advocates from both reproductive rights and reproductive justice groups rallied this week at the Capitol to fight back against repeated attacks on the right to abortion and birth control access in Minnesota.

In the 2019 session, a 20-week abortion ban proposed by Republicans failed in the Legislature. If passed, it would have made violations by physicians a felony and limited exceptions to a narrow set of ill-defined reasons for abortion. The legislation used intimidation and fear to prevent physicians from delivering care that is in the best interest of patients.

Research suggests that medically appropriate care is best determined between medical experts and patients, not politicians. Every pregnancy is different, and adequate medical options should be available for doctors and all Minnesota families so they may determine what is best for them in their unique and challenging circumstance. (SF 1609)