UnRestrict Minnesota marks a turning point in the reproductive freedom movement history as the largest coalition ever working together to advance abortion access in the state. The coalition includes groups who haven’t historically been involved in working on abortion rights and it is this multi-racial, cross-sector approach to movement building that makes this campaign the new progressive model for success.
With over twenty-five organizations in our unprecedented coalition, we are: activists, faith communities, LGBTQ advocates, doctors, abortion funds, lawyers, organizers, clinics, doulas, even podcasts—and more.
Our Mission & Vision
With your support, we work to protect, expand, and de-stigmatize access to abortion care—and all reproductive healthcare—in Minnesota through public education, advocacy, and the law.
Your gift helps us move closer to our vision of full reproductive justice, an organizing framework created by Black women where every person has the ability to decide if, when, and how to become a parent; raise healthy children in safe and thriving communities; and have gender freedom and bodily autonomy.
Minnesota's Abortion Restrictions
For years, anti-abortion legislators have been quietly passing laws that restrict abortion access, intimidate providers and patients, and increase the cost of care.
For example, current law mandates that doctors read a script that includes medically irrelevant and inaccurate information, including suggesting a false link between abortion and breast cancer. It’s a script designed to scare patients before receiving abortion care, not protect them.
Even if a doctor believes the information may cause harm to the patient, they could lose their license and be subject to felony penalties if they do not follow the script that is mandated by law.
Abortion is the ONLY medical procedure for which lawmakers have mandated exactly what doctors must tell their patients.
In addition to being unconstitutional, anti-abortion legislation contradicts the 75% of Minnesotans who agree that when a person has decided to have an abortion, it should be safe, legal, and free from punishment or judgment.
Anti-abortion laws take the decision over whether or when to become a parent away from individual Minnesotans and place it in the hands of politicians.
We're challenging these laws — and we have the momentum.
Our first-of-its-kind statewide coalition formed a critical mass at Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day, demonstrating the full force of our accelerating movement and rallying support for the Patients’ Right to Know Act and reproductive justice legislation.
I hope you’ll join this fight for reproductive freedom with a donation today.
Unfortunately, in January, on the eve of the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Minnesota State Senator Jeff Howe introduced the first of multiple outrageous bills that would effectively ban abortion in Minnesota.
Right away, UnRestrict Minnesota launched a rapid response campaign to mobilize community leaders and grassroots supporters in key districts.
And we succeeded. We immediately stopped this bill in its tracks.
But we aren’t done. We also introduced the Patients’ Right to Know Act, a bill to repeal a disgraceful law that currently forces physicians to give medically inaccurate information to patients before providing abortion care.
Unfortunately, the entrenched power of anti-abortion politicians at the State Capitol isn’t going to allow this commonsense legislation to pass easily, so we need to build more grassroots support.