Abortions In Minnesota See 2% Decline In 2018Statistics released by the state Department of Health show there were 9,910 abortions performed in Minnesota in 2018, a 2% decrease from the year before. While the overall numbers declined, the number of people who traveled to Minnesota for an abortion increased by 8% over 2017, with the bulk of out-of-state residents traveling from Wisconsin.
AG Ellison Says He'll Defend Minnesota's Abortion RestrictionsEllison told a forum in Fergus Falls last week his job is to defend Minnesota's laws regardless of his personal opinions.
The Bills Left Behind By The 2019 Legislative SessionFrom January to May, state lawmakers introduced nearly 6,000 bills -- the most in state history. Only 65 of them actually passed in the regular session.
Group Pushes Back On 'Restrictive' Minnesota Abortion LawsThe group Gender Justice announced the launch of their campaign "UnRestrict Minnesota."
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion LawA federal judge in Mississippi on Friday blocked a state law that prohibited abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks into pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said in the ruling that the law "prevents a woman's free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy."
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Vows To Veto GOP Anti-Abortion BillsDemocratic Gov. Tony Evers says he'll veto four Republican-authored anti-abortion bills if they reach his desk.
Minnesota Joins Multi-State Suit Over Rule Allowing Clinicians To Refuse AbortionsThe lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court asks a judge to block a rule by the Department of Health and Human Services that is scheduled to take effect in July.
Trump Tweets On Abortion Aimed At Toning Down DebateThe law passed in Alabama allows no exceptions for rape and incest after six weeks, a measure that even some like longtime televangelist Pat Roberts have labeled too "extreme."
Missouri Passes 'One Of The Strongest' Abortion Bills YetMissouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law.
Wisconsin Assembly Set To Push Forward 'Born Alive' Anti-Abortion BillDemocratic Gov. Tony Evers has vowed to veto the bill should it pass the Legislature. It was not scheduled for a vote in the Senate.
Minnesota Joins Lawsuit Over Trump Abortion RestrictionsMinnesota has joined with 20 other states in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's restrictions on federal family planning funds.