Abortion Opponents: House Republicans Could Help The Cause
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Abortion opponents say a new Republican majority in the Minnesota House could help them out this year.
They're undeterred by a governor who says he doesn't see himself signing any new abortion restrictions.
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life has three legislative priorities this year. The biggest one would end taxpayer funding of abortions.
Group spokesman Bill Poehler says that may not get past Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton.
But he thinks the group can get more money for the state program allowing mothers to give up newborns without any repercussions.
The anti-abortion group held its annual rally outside the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision establishing the right to abortion.
More than 40 House Republicans attended.