Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Mark Dayton (D) is pro-choice.
- The Minnesota House is anti-choice.
- The Minnesota Senate is pro-choice.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Minnesota law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Minnesota prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Minnesota allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Minnesota law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Minnesota subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Minnesota law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Minnesota provides low-income women access to abortion.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Minnesota provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Minnesota law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
State Constitutional Protection
Minnesota's constitution provides greater protection for a woman's right to choose than the U.S. Constitution.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Minnesota has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law restricting post-viability abortion.