Tax-funded abortions in Minnesota hit another all-time high

Latest state report shows Planned Parenthood continues to exploit public coffers By Paul Stark ABORTIONS FUNDED by Minnesota taxpayers in 2017 reached a record high for the third straight year, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.06 million for a total of 4,356 abortions. State-funded …

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Minnesota abortions drop despite another Planned Parenthood increase

2018 data show the benefits of Minnesota’s existing pro-life laws. By Park Stark, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota resumed a long-term decline in 2018 following a two-year increase, according to a report released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The 2018 number of 9,910 marks a …

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Annual report on abortion in Minnesota expected July 1

By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will provide an analysis of Induced Abortions in Minnesota January – December 2018: Report to the Legislature shortly after its anticipated release on Monday, July 1. The annual abortion report is released each year on or near July 1 by the Minnesota Department …

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Mn. Legislative Session ends with full Positive Alternatives funding, no significant abortion-law changes

By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life [MCCL] The 2019 Minnesota legislative session came to an end with no significant changes relating to the protection of human life. While major new pro-life measures did not become law, neither did attempts to undermine existing pro-life protections. The House had passed a budget that cut 25 percent of …

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Tax-funded abortions in Minnesota hit another all-time high as Planned Parenthood continues to exploit public coffers

By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life ST. PAUL — Abortions funded by Minnesota taxpayers in 2017 reached a record high for the third straight year, according to a report just released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Taxpayers reimbursed abortion practitioners $1.06 million for a total of 4,356 abortions. State-funded abortions have risen each …

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Senate bill would repeal informed consent requirements prior to abortion

ST. PAUL — Today a bill to repeal Minnesota’s Woman’s Right to Know informed consent law was introduced in the state Senate. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) strongly opposes this effort to deny pregnant women basic factual information. “Woman’s Right to Know empowers pregnant women with the relevant information prior to undergoing abortion—so that …

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New legislation would end Minnesota’s abortion-until-birth policy

Bill introduced today would protect unborn children who can feel pain ST. PAUL — Legislation to protect pain-capable unborn children from the lethal violence of abortion was introduced today in the Minnesota Senate. The bill was introduced in the House on Monday. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s largest pro-life organization, strongly supports …

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Doe v. Gomez: 23 years, $25 million, 82,000 abortions

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) ST. PAUL — December 15 was the 23rd anniversary of the Minnesota Supreme Court decision that required taxpayer funding of abortion. Since the Doe v. Gomez ruling, Minnesota taxpayers have reimbursed abortion practitioners close to $25 million for nearly 82,000 abortion procedure claims. “Doe …

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‘Clear difference’ between Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District race

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life U.S. Rep. Tim Walz is leaving Congress to run for governor. Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan are now seeking to fill his seat representing Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, which covers most of southern Minnesota. Feehan declined to return MCCL’s candidate questionnaire. But he has received …

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Congressional candidates Pete Stauber and Joe Radinovich stake out sharply different positions on the right to life

By Paul Stark U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota’s 8th District (a large area that encompasses northeastern Minnesota) in Congress, will retire at the end of the current term. The election to fill his seat on Nov. 6 pits Joe Radinovich against Pete Stauber. They have staked out sharply different positions on the right …

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Tuesday’s Primary Election results in Minnesota and Wisconsin

By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director On Tuesday, August 14, voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin went to the polls to determine their nominees for the November 6 general election. Today we will focus on the outcomes in Minnesota and Wisconsin: MINNESOTA National Right to Life-endorsed Republican state Senator Karin Housley …

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Keith Ellison is running for Minnesota attorney general pledging to oppose pro-life laws

By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) When Lori Swanson, Minnesota’s current attorney general, decided to run for governor, Keith Ellison quickly jumped into the race to fill her position. Ellison has represented Minnesota’s 5th congressional district (which includes Minneapolis) in the U.S. House since 2007. His record and his agenda …

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