Reproductive Freedom Defense Act Championed by Senator Kelly Morrison Passes Senate

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Senate passed the Reproductive Freedom Defense Act Friday, providing legal protections for patients and providers within Minnesota who seek and provide reproductive health care. Chief author Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven)released the following statement:

“As radical courts and legislatures across the country criminalize common and safe health care, people in need of care are struggling to receive it, and providers are afraid they will face legal consequences for doing their jobs,” said Sen. Morrison, a practicing obstetrician. “This legislation simply keeps patients and providers safe when they receive or provide reproductive health care that is legal in Minnesota. What people need right now is care, support and assurances that they are safe. I’m proud to pass this legislation and keep Minnesota a welcoming and supportive state.”

The Reproductive Freedom Defense Act was passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives on March 20. Due to an amendment being added, following today’s Senate passage it will move to the House again where it is expected they will concur with the change and re-pass the bill, , and then move to Governor Walz for his signature. 


Kelly Morrison represents District 45 in the southwest Twin Cities metro.

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