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Abortions increase in Minnesota as lawmakers enact extreme policies

by | Aug 23, 2023

ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota rose 20 percent in 2022, according to a report released June 30 by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The sharp increase comes as state lawmakers have just enacted a sweeping no-limits-throughout-pregnancy abortion policy and repealed numerous longstanding abortions laws, including parts of the reporting law that provides the information released by MDH.

“Many other states have reasonable protections for unborn children and their mothers. But not Minnesota,” said MCCL Co-Executive Director Cathy Blaeser. “Lawmakers here have enshrined abortion-up-to-birth and repealed commonsense laws like informed consent for women and a program providing real alternatives to abortion for those in need. Women and children will pay the price for this extremism.”

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