In light of numerous state legislatures outlawing abortion after Roe v Wade was overturned last summer, Minnesota lawmakers are concerned about their state's abortion providers.
Paul Stark of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says the Minnesota House has passed a bill that would shield those abortionists.
“It would block the governor,” he explains, “from extraditing into other states crimes connected to abortion.”
For example, it appears Minnesota’s legislators are concerned about a Texas law that permits citizens to file lawsuits against abortionists if they violate The Lonestar State’s pro-life abortion laws.
The legal question is whether a Texan can punish a Minnesota abortionist.
Under the Minnesota bill, Stark explains, a Minnesota abortionist could prescribe a drug-induced abortion in another state where the unborn are protected under state law.
“So they would be prescribing it in violation of those other states' laws and sending those abortion drugs to those other places,” he tells AFN. “So Minnesota could become sort of like an exporter of these abortion drugs into states that protect the unborn.”
The bill is in the hands of the state Senate and a vote could come within the next couple of weeks.