If you’re unexpectedly pregnant and wondering how or if the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade has restricted abortion access in Minnesota, you are not alone. Many states are scrambling to find answers due to this recent overturning.
Abortion is still protected in Minnesota, so it’s still legal. Read the rest of this blog to learn more, as well as identify what steps you should take before scheduling an abortion.
What Does it Mean that Roe v. Wade Was Overturned?
In 1973, abortion became federally protected due to the Supreme Court ruling that it was said to be included in the “right to privacy” clause of the U.S. Constitution. This means that abortion became not only legal, but was protected, in all 50 states.
It is now up to each individual state to decide if abortion is legal in their state, whether that is by the court system, legislation, or the ballot box.
What are Minnesota’s Current Abortion Restrictions?
Abortion is available and legal in Minnesota and has not been affected by the Supreme Court decision.
What If I’m Thinking About Getting an Abortion?
Are you concerned about your reproductive health rights? Schedule an ultrasound before pursuing an abortion procedure.
Ultrasounds confirm the gestational age of the pregnancy and the location to ensure it’s not ectopic. This can be life-threatening if left untreated. Learning the approximate date of conception determines the type of abortion available to you. Natural miscarriages are not uncommon, so it’s also helpful to know if the pregnancy is viable, located in the uterus.
Being aware of pregnancy complications early will help you find treatment and prevent the condition from worsening.