UnRestrict Minnesota Statement on Senate Vote To Pursue Intervention in Doe v. Minnesota
Today’s vote by anti-abortion state senators to intervene is a transparent attempt to delay this case and continue to limit Minnesotans’ constitutional right to access abortion care in our state.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2020
CONTACT: Megumi Rierson [email protected]
UnRestrict Minnesota Statement on Minnesota Senate Vote To Pursue Intervention in Doe v. Minnesota
ST PAUL, MINN [7/2/20] – Tonight, the Minnesota Senate Rules and Administration Committee voted to hire a private law firm to represent the Minnesota Senate as an attempted intervenor in Doe v. Minnesota, a landmark lawsuit to strike down many of the state’s longstanding abortion restrictions. Following the vote, UnRestrict Minnesota Campaign Manager Erin Maye Quade issued the following statement:
Every Minnesotan deserves access to abortion care with dignity and without delay, and we look forward to plaintiffs having the opportunity to argue for this basic right as Doe v. Minnesota moves forward. Erin Maye Quade, UnRestrict Minnesota Campaign Manager
“Doe v. Minnesota was filed more than a year ago, and the court has since denied intervention for two separate organizations and affirmed the adequacy of the State’s representation by the Attorney General. Today’s vote by anti-abortion state senators to intervene is a transparent attempt to delay this case and continue to limit Minnesotans’ constitutional right to access abortion care in our state.”
UnRestrict Minnesota is a first-of-its-kind campaign, made up of over 20 community partners seeking to remove barriers to abortion and educate Minnesotans about existing abortion laws in their state.