Know your rights to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Minnesota

In its 1995 decision in Doe v. Gomez, the Minnesota Supreme Court found that the Minnesota Constitution guarantees the right of every Minnesotan to terminate a pregnancy. The Court explicitly found that the Minnesota Constitution offers broader protection than the United States Constitution of a person’s fundamental right to make reproductive healthcare choices without state interference.

The U.S. Supreme Court will shortly decide Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on the basis of the U.S. Constitution. However, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court decides in Dobbs, Minnesotans’ rights will continue to be protected by the Minnesota Constitution.

Before and after the Dobbs decision, Attorney General Ellison’s office will issue guidance to Minnesotans about their rights to the reproductive healthcare of their choice, including abortion.

Below is guidance for providers of abortion and reproductive healthcare.