How Does the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect Women's Rights?

The Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade has led many to wonder about the impact it has on women’s rights and abortion access.

 

Read this article for a deeper understanding of the significance of this ruling, what your rights are as a woman in the state of Minnesota, and what your options are.

What Does the Supreme Court’s Overruling Mean?

In 1973, the sitting Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s right to an elective abortion was included in the U.S. Constitution, which granted it protection as a federal right.

 

However, this case was revisited in the summer of 2022 by the current Supreme Court, which found that the original ruling could not be substantiated. 

 

The reversal of this law removed federal protection for abortion. This means each state now has the authority to protect or regulate abortion access.

What Does the Supreme Court’s Overruling Mean for Women in Minnesota?

A woman’s state of residence will determine to what extent the overturning of Roe affects her access to abortion. 

 

Minnesota is one of the states that already had abortion included in its state constitution. The only way abortion would become illegal in Minnesota is if the state constitution was amended. 

 

Right now, abortion is legal in our state up to the point of viability. After this, abortion is legal if the woman’s life is endangered by the pregnancy.

Questions on Your Options?

Here at Metro Women’s Center, we know facing an unplanned pregnancy can be daunting as you try and determine what your options are and which is the best one to take.

At our center, we offer no-cost pregnancy services such as free pregnancy tests and ultrasound referrals as well as no-cost consultations.

We offer a pressure-free environment where you can ask questions and receive accurate information about pregnancy, resources, and what your local options are.

No one should have to walk this journey alone. Allow us to assist you. Contact us today for a confidential appointment.

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