Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022, many questions have come up about what is or is not permissible when it comes to abortion. Many are concerned about abortion access at a local level, but abortion is currently still legal in the state of Minnesota.
Read this article to learn about the impact of abortion on our state and what your options are if you’re currently pregnant.
What It Means that Roe v. Wade Was Overturned
In 1973, abortion was ruled a constitutionally protected right in the landmark decision Roe v. Wade. Since then, abortion access has been legal in all 50 states.
However, in the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, it was determined that Roe’s claim that abortion protection is included in the Constitution could not be substantiated, so the ruling was struck down.
This means that the authority to protect or restrict abortion access is now up to each individual state. Some states had “trigger bans” ready to go in the event that Roe was ever overturned, but Minnesota was not one of those states.
What are Minnesota’s Current Abortion Restrictions?
Minnesota still has laws as well as its state constitution that allow abortions up to viability, with the exception of the woman’s life being endangered.
Abortion is protected by the state constitution, so the only way it would become illegal is through an amendment to the state constitution.
What If I Need an Abortion?
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary, daunting, and overwhelming. Here at Abria Pregnancy Resource Center, we are here to support you in this journey.
We always recommend the first step of scheduling an ultrasound, which will give you the gestational age and location of the pregnancy. Some pregnancies are ectopic and ineligible for an abortion.
An ultrasound also verifies the viability of a pregnancy because up to 26% of pregnancies end naturally.
We are here to support and inform you, so contact us today to schedule your appointment!