Roe v. Wade

In a post-Roe world, Minnesota would become a haven for abortion rights as other states move to restrict access

BY: - October 16, 2020

With a vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett slated for Oct. 22, the anxieties of some — and hopes of others — have been reignited: That Roe v. Wade may be overturned.  On Tuesday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar pressed Barrett about her thoughts on Roe, the half century old […]

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) delivers remarks about Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a mark up hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Sept. 28, 2018.

Klobuchar questions Supreme Court nominee Barrett on rolling back abortion rights

BY: - October 13, 2020

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar pressed Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday about why she doesn’t classify the landmark case that allows pregnant women to choose to have an abortion as “super precedent,” meaning Roe v. Wade would never be overturned. Barrett told the Minnesota Democrat that scholars have noted that even though Roe v. Wade isn’t […]

Roberts sided with liberal justices, overturning Louisiana abortion law

BY: - June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have severely limited access to abortion in Louisiana and opened the door to further abortion limitations around the country. Enacted in 2014 by the Louisiana state Legislature, the law would have required physicians […]