Legal Fight Begins Over Minnesota Abortion Laws

The coalition involved says Minnesota's abortion restrictions are medically unnecessary.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Plaintiffs seeking to overturn Minnesota abortion laws have had their first day in court. A coalition of groups urged a Ramsey County District Court judge Wednesday to let their case proceed while state attorneys argue the lawsuit should be tossed out. Judge Thomas Gilligan indicated he would take some time to make an initial ruling in a case…

Ellison Says He’ll Defend Minnesota’s Abortion Restrictions

Ellison told a forum in Fergus Falls his job is to defend Minnesota's laws regardless of his personal opinions.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he’ll defend state laws restricting abortion against a legal challenge despite his strong personal support for abortion rights. Ellison told a forum in Fergus Falls his job is to defend Minnesota’s laws regardless of his personal opinions. His comments marked the Democratic attorney general’s most definitive statement on the lawsuit…

Group Files Lawsuit Against Minnesota’s Restrictions on Abortion

The lawsuit runs counter to the trend of states imposing stricter restrictions on access to abortion

ST. PAUL, MN —¬†Abortion rights supporters are seeking to overturn Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion, including its 24-hour waiting period and parental notification requirements. A lawsuit, filed in state court by Gender Justice and the Lawyering Project, argues the restrictions violate Minnesota’s constitution. A 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court decision affirmed abortion rights. But the lawsuit says opponents have chipped away at…