Last summer, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, inviting a wave of new state laws and court rulings across the country.
The current Supreme Court determined that the Constitution didn’t substantiate abortion as a right to privacy, so this ruling handed the authority to restrict or protect abortion back to each state, which is why every state has unique abortion laws.
Read this article for how this impacts women’s reproductive health in the US and specifically in Minnesota.
What Did the Overturn of Roe v. Wade Mean for Women’s Healthcare?
The Supreme Court ruling only affects women seeking elective abortions. The overturning of Roe v. Wade did not impact women seeking treatments for pregnancy complications or medical emergencies.
This pregnancy care includes (but is not limited to) miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies, pre-eclampsia, and more.
In states where abortion is restricted or banned, the laws typically have health provisions that allow exceptions if the pregnancy endangers the woman’s life.
How Does This Impact Women in Minnesota?
Depending on the local state regulations, abortion access will look different in each state.
In Minnesota, a woman’s right to abortion is protected by the state constitution. To prevent a woman from having access to abortion would require passing a constitutional amendment.
Questions About Your Options?
If you are still unsure if abortion is the best option for you, or if you are interested in recommended health screenings for early pregnancy, we offer no-cost pregnancy services such as pregnancy tests and ultrasounds.
Our limited ultrasound services can help you understand how far along you are in your pregnancy or if you should be concerned about a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
We offer no-cost options consultations where you can discuss the results of your test and ultrasound scan, or simply ask questions about your pregnancy options and learn about local resources.
Contact us to make a free appointment!