SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL – Deephaven), a practicing obstetrician, issued the following statement regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling which struck down constitutional protection of abortion rights under Roe v. Wade:
“Today is a shocking, dark day for our country with the overturning of a decision that protected reproductive health care rights for Americans for 50 years. Patients and their medical providers are the ones who should be in charge of making these deeply personal health care decisions, not extremist politicians.
Minnesota could soon be the only state in the upper Midwest with access to safe, legal abortion. The urgency to protect and expand access to abortion care in Minnesota is real. The health and safety of Minnesotans and people who may need to seek care here is at risk. It’s more important than ever to protect patients and providers from extremists who are now emboldened to change state law to limit or ban abortion care."