Minnesota | In the News

Analysis Finds Abortion Coverage Varies Widely by State Marketplace Plans Under ACA
Abortion coverage included in health care plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) health insurance marketplaces varies widely by state, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the International Business Times reports.

Planned Parenthood Launches STI Testing Apps in Three States
Planned Parenthood Federation of America this month rolled out mobile applications that allow individuals in California, Minnesota and Washington state to purchase at-home tests for two sexually transmitted infections, Reuters reports.

Moves To Ban Telemedicine Abortion Could Limit Early Access to Abortion
While efforts are underway to advance federal legislation (HR 36) that would ban abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, several states already have moved to ban abortion via telemedicine, a method that can help women access the procedure earlier in pregnancy, Kaiser Health News reports.

Minn. Senate Rejects Abortion Clinic Fee, Licensing Measure
The Minnesota Senate on Friday voted 32-29 to reject an amendment that would have imposed additional licensing fees and inspection requirements on abortion clinics, the AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Abortion-Rights Opponents Target Roe Protections with Fetal Homicide, Criminalizing Pregnancy Laws
Abortion-rights opponents are pursuing legislation that grants legal rights to fetuses as part of "a much broader national campaign ... to overturn Roe v. Wade," Rolling Stone reports.

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Minnesota | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Minnesota.

Walker v. Jesson
Demand for declaratory and injunctive relief against the state Department of Human Services (DHS), accusing DHS of using public funds to pay for non-therapeutic abortions for indigent women.

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