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MN Gov. Dayton Vetoes RU-486 Restrictions, Calling It “Ideology Driven;” Senator Says Viagra is a “Drug for Life”

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Governor Mark Dayton vetoes another piece of anti-choice legislation, while the sponsor of a bill to ban RU-486 calls Viagra a “drug for life.”

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Minnesota Governor Vetoes Medically-Unnecessary TRAP Law

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Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bill saying it unfairly targeted abortion clincis.

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Minnesota House and Senate Pass New Rules On Telemed Abortions and Clinic Licensing

The Republican controlled legislature wants to make it a felony if a doctor is not in the room when RU-486 is dispensed, and create new licensing requirements for clinics that provide abortions.

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Passionate Engagement: Two Doctors Speak About Their Activism for the Right to Safe Abortion

I suggest that that these doctors’ statements point to a paradox of the abortion conflict in the United States; whether abortion provider or supporter, engagement with this issue introduces these clinicians to a diverse group of allies, with a shared sense of mission, that is rare elsewhere in medicine.

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No-Co-Pay Contraceptive Coverage Fails in Minnesota Because Republicans Find the Issue Too “Embarrassing”

What exactly is so embarrassing about birth control?

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Contraception Coverage Fails In Minnesota Due To “Embarrassed” Republicans

As Republicans shut down the vote on the proposal, Franson explained that she was “embarrassed” that contraception was even being talked about by the House. 

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TRAP Law, Tele-med Abortion Bans Pass Minnesota Committee

The Republican dominated House and Senate appear likely to vote through new abortion restrictions.

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