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Sat Jun 1, 2019, 03:28 AM

Pro-choice advocates sue Minnesota over 'burdensome and unnecessary' abortion laws

This year, several states from Alabama to Missouri have enacted strict laws abortion laws virtually unseen since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The response in Minnesota – seemingly worlds away – has been a lot of hand-wringing.

Hundreds gathered at the Capitol last week to protest. Scores more donated to the grassroots Yellowhammer Fund, which helps low-income women pay for abortions. But beyond that, there was little left to do but worry about whether such a thing could happen here. Minnesota's recent legislative session saw an attempt to outlaw abortion at 20 weeks into the pregnancy.

So some pro-choice advocates are going on the offensive. With the help of Gender Justice – a nonprofit dedicated to addressing gender inequality – and Lawyering Project, an organization dedicated to protecting reproductive rights, they’re taking Minnesota to court.

No Minnesota lawsuit can address Alabama’s no-exceptions-for-rape-or-incest ban, or any of the heartbeat bills in place in places like Georgia and Missouri. But Gender Justice Director Megan Peterson says Minnesota already has way more restrictions to abortion access than most people realize.

Read more: http://www.citypages.com/news/pro-choice-advocates-sue-minnesota-over-burdensome-and-unnecessary-abortion-laws/510576181

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Reply Pro-choice advocates sue Minnesota over 'burdensome and unnecessary' abortion laws (Original post)
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WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2019 #1

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Sun Jun 2, 2019, 11:17 AM

1. So glad to see this. Would love to see these stupid regulations off the books.

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