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ABORTION

I am among the majority who are concerned about the direction of our country. However, my main concern is not about the economy.
Now that Roe v. Wade is no more, and the democratic process has engaged, we're going to be learning a lot about how Americans feel about abortion. I think we're going to find out that they are not nearly so pro-life or pro-choice as we've been led to believe.
A mother and foster parent from McGregor, Minnesota, sued under the Minnesota Human Rights Act in 2019 after a pharmacist said he couldn’t fill her prescription for the “morning after" pill Ella because of his religious beliefs. However, the jury found the longtime pharmacist liable for $25,000 in emotional damages. Legal advocacy nonprofit Gender Justice said it will file for an appeal in the case.
The two candidates in the Republican primary for attorney general are political newcomer Jim Schultz and 2018 candidate Doug Wardlow. Incumbent Keith Ellison is the likely DFL nominee.

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Plans moving forward to put constitutional amendment before voters in 2024 to preserve access to abortion in the state. Two previous statewide elections, in 2006 and 2008, rejected legislative efforts to ban abortion in most cases.
Abortion pill reversal, a controversial and harmful practice intended to ‘reverse’ an abortion halfway through, is still being advertised by Rochester's First Care Pregnancy Center and other Minnesota anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. First Care Pregnancy Center does not receive state funds, but five centers that promote the practice do.
Traverse County Attorney Matthew Franzese is petitioning Ramsey County District Court Judge Thomas Gilligan to intervene in a case that ended Minnesota abortion restrictions, including a 24-hour wait period. Attorney General Keith Ellison, who was defending the state’s laws in that case, announced last week he would not appeal the ruling.
On this episode of Plain Talk, Wednesday co-host Chad Oban and I talk about the latest headlines in the political world.
Breaking news: Democracy is not extremism.
Abria Pregnancy Resources is not a political organization, and its centers in St. Paul and Minneapolis “provide a positive alternative to abortion,” officials said.

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Reps. Karla Rose Hanson and Zac Ista have asked Republican Attorney General Drew Wrigley to clarify how abortion will be regulated in the state after a near-total ban on the practice takes effect.
A St. Paul district court judge earlier this month said state restrictions on abortion were unconstitutional and blocked their enforcement. Attorney General Keith Ellison said he wouldn't appeal the ruling.
The likelihood that four justices on the state Supreme Court, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Roe, are going to read into the state constitution a new right to abortion that was never the intent of anyone who ever drafted a word of the language currently in that document, is downright fanciful.

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