Minnesota Senate Panel Considers Abortion Restrictions
ST. PAUL (AP) – A Senate panel is expected to vote on two proposals to restrict abortion in Minnesota.
The Judiciary and Public Safety Committee’s Tuesday agenda includes a ban on abortion starting about midway through pregnancies at 20 weeks of gestation.
The other bill would prohibit public dollars from paying for abortions for low-income women on state-funded health care programs.
The proposals have good prospects of passing the Republican-controlled Legislature this year. But they’re unlikely to make it past Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, an abortion rights supporter.
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