Advance-practice clinicians are already undergoing training to dispense the two-pill abortion medication regime. One of the state’s largest hospitals, HCMC (Hennepin Healthcare), is beginning to prepare to offer abortions as well.
This is a living page of updates. Changemakers Alliance is building a statewide conversation about what happens next in Minnesota, including how to come closer to electing 51 percent women’s leadership this fall
As we reawaken to the control issues related to women’s bodies again… a reflection on the tension between two competing purposes. “One is social control — ensuring that people conform to social norms, standards and ideologies by providing services that control those who are deemed unworthy or deviant.”
Rep. Tim Miller, R-Prinsburg has introduced legislation since 2018 that would make abortions after a heartbeat is detected a gross midemeanor. This time, he modeled the bill after the Texas law that has gone into effect, while legal challenges work through the court system.
If states criminalize, restrict, or even eliminate abortion care, databases that store patient information risk being accessed by hackers and law enforcement to prosecute, publicize, and stigmatize those who have sought an abortion.