Now it’s really time to get rid of Minnesota’s abortion restrictions
A few years ago I blogged here about a lawsuit aimed at ending Minnesota’s restrictions on the fundamental right to safe and legal terminations of unplanned pregnancies. I don’t know exactly what became of the lawsuit, other than that it unfortunately hasn’t worked. From that blog post:
I’d wager that a solid majority of Minnesotans, including young women, don’t know that there are restrictions on the procedure here. Namely:
– A woman must receive state directed counseling that includes information designed to discourage her from having an abortion, and then wait 24 hours before the procedure is provided.
– The parents of a minor must be notified before an abortion is performed.
Minnesota is likely to become a destination for women and girls seeking to exercise their rights. Making them, after they get here, read/hear/see a bunch of BS about the supposed perils of abortion, then wait another day, will be stupid, pointless, and even downright cruel.
Unfortunately, thanks to GOP control of the Minnesota Senate there is no clear remedy at this time. If we change that in November, there will be.
A couple more items:
– There is a brilliant takedown of the utterly hypocritical self-righteousness of most forced birthers, making the rounds on the internet. It’s by a Methodist pastor, and you can read it here.
– “With Roe Under Threat, Sale of Location Data on Abortion Clinic Patients Raises Alarm” (Common Dreams)
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