Minnesota Senate passes bill to codify abortion, contraceptives, and fertility treatment

Courtesy: Minnesota Senate Media Services
Courtesy: Minnesota Senate Media Services

(St. Paul, MN) -- A Minnesota bill which would codify abortion into state law is now heading to the governor's desk.

The Protect Reproductive Options (PRO) act passed the Minnesota Senate by a 34-33 vote, which codified the rights to contraception, pregnancy, fertility treatment, and abortion into state law. The bill now heads to Governor Tim Walz's desk, who has indicated he will sign.

“Today, the Minnesota Senate voted to trust doctors and our patients,” said Dr. Traxler, Chief Medical Officer at Planned Parenthood North Central States. “The PRO Act solidifies Minnesotans’ human rights into state law and is an insurance policy that our rights won’t be taken away by politicians or judges."

The bill follows the overturning of Roe. v Wade in June of 2022.