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RELEASE: Franson Statement on District Court Ruling Striking Down Pro-Life Laws

Monday, July 11, 2022

SAINT PAUL, MN – Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) issued the following statement regarding today's district court decision striking down several longstanding and bipartisan pro-life laws. 

“Today’s ruling shows the extreme lengths far left activists will go to make sure Minnesota does not value and protect life. Removing our bipartisan pro-life laws that protect women, such as requiring abortions to be performed by physicians, is a threat to the health and safety of mothers. I will work to defend our pro-life laws and I will fight to make sure this decision is overturned.”

The court decision struck down several provisions aimed at protecting the health and safety of mothers, including:

  • A law requiring abortions to be performed by physicians.
  • A law requiring second and third-term abortion to be performed in hospital settings.
  • A law imposing felonies for performing abortions outside of rules established by the Department of Health. 
  • A law requiring parental notification for minors obtaining an abortion