A coalition of medical providers, health care advocates and faith-based organizations filed a lawsuit today to overturn Minnesota laws that they say restrict access to abortion.
“We’re saying enough is enough. Everyone has a right to abortion without being manipulated, judged or shamed as a result of unconstitutional laws.”
Gender Justice executive director Megan Peterson says the group is targeting laws that require two-parent notification requirements for young patients and that prevent trained nurse midwives and nurse practitioners from providing early abortion care. In response, a spokesman for Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says the lawsuit “is an attempt to deny women their right to informed consent.”