AG Ellison: Minnesota visitors seeking legal abortion won’t be prosecuted
Minnesota’s legal professional general sent a pledge to protect travelers in search of lawful abortion in the state in preparation for a opportunity U.S. Supreme Court docket ruling that could outlaw most abortions in a number of states. In May possibly, a leaked Supreme Court draft conclusion reportedly confirmed justices may possibly overturn Roe v. Wade. The controversial courtroom scenario allowing for gals to receive an abortion lawfully was first determined in 1973.
Ellison held a information meeting to remind Minnesotans abortion will keep on being authorized in Minnesota even if the U.S. Supreme Court docket overturns Roe v. Wade. “What we really do not know is exactly what the text of the feeling will say, but centered on the leaked Dobbs feeling we foresee that Roe v. Wade could be overturned,” he explained Tuesday morning.
He suggests a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling guarding the right to abortion will continue to be the legislation of the land in Minnesota. Ellison mentioned he anticipates females will come to Minnesota for abortions from other Midwestern states where by abortion legislation will most likely be much more restrictive. He suggests he will shield their legal rights underneath Minnesota legislation.
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“No a single who travels from yet another state to find an abortion that is authorized in Minnesota is heading to be prosecuted,” he told reporters. He claims the identical goes for people who assistance females journey here and abortion providers who come right here to execute legal abortions.
In addition to the pledge, Ellison also reported he options to concern assistance to abortion companies about their rights less than point out law.
Sarah Stoesz of Prepared Parenthood suggests Minnesota and Illinois are the only two Midwestern states exactly where abortion will stay “super solidly” lawful if Roe vs. Wade is overturned. She’s specified Minnesota will turn into a location for gals in search of abortions.
“Simply banning abortion does not make the need to have for abortion disappear,” she claimed at the news meeting standing along with Ellison. “And women are going to proceed to seek out out safe, legal abortions and they will arrive to Minnesota for certain.”
The U.S. Supreme Court will release its ruling on abortion right before their term finishes June 30.