Minnesota

Minnesota’s governance is split between pro-choice and anti-choice leadership. The state has imposed a constitutional limit on later abortions, permitting procedures only in cases where the life or health (physical or mental) of the woman is endangered. In these cases, a second physician is required to be in attendance. Minnesota also allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions. Furthermore, Minnesota also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Restrictions: 
Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental)
Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Minnesota

Enacted legislation:

Minnesota’s governance is split between pro-choice and anti-choice leadership. The state has imposed a constitutional limit on later abortions, permitting procedures only in cases where the life or health (physical or mental) of the woman is endangered. In these cases, a second physician is required to be in attendance. Minnesota also allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions. Furthermore, Minnesota also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Pending legislation:

In January 2019, Minnesota Representative Tim Miller (R-17A) introduced H 271 legislation to ban abortions upon detection of fetal heartbeat. The bill contains a narrow medical emergency exception, which is defined a condition that “necessitate[s] the immediate abortion of [a] pregnancy to avert her death or for which a delay creates a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.”

Restrictions: Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental) | Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive