After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, all states were given the power to decide on abortion laws for their territories. On January 31st, a new Minnesota bill stating abortion in the state will remain legal was signed by the state’s elected governor, Tim Walz.
This new bill has been named the PRO Act, short for Protect Reproductive Actions.
According to AP News, this bill states, “every individual has a fundamental right to make autonomous decisions about the individual’s own reproductive health, including abortion and contraception.”
This bill becoming law means there will be very few abortion restrictions in the state. However, women should still proceed with caution, as there are several things to consider regarding their health before moving forward with this serious procedure.
As a Woman Who Has the Right to Choose, What Should I Know About Abortion?
As a woman considering abortion, you have the right to certain information that should never be limited or withheld from you.
You should be provided information about the risks and complications of the abortion procedure itself. This is important so you can make an informed decision and protect your health.
Since many abortions are outpatient procedures, you are usually responsible for monitoring your health for any life-threatening complications that may occur.
How Can I Protect My Health?
Before an abortion, women should know how to protect their health. There are several steps you can take to assist in safeguarding your wellness. These include:
- Speaking with a physician or local pregnancy center who can help give you more information on all your options
- Taking a reliable pregnancy test
- Having an ultrasound scan to provide you with more information on all options and to screen for an ectopic pregnancy
- Discussing your health history. Some abortion options may not be recommended for women with certain conditions.
- Providing a list of currently used medications, allergies, and concerns.
Where Can I Go?
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