Woman's Right to Know Act
During the 2003 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Woman's Right to Know Act. Part of this legislation directs the Minnesota Department of Health to make certain information available in print and on the state web site (Minnesota Statutes, section 145.4243).
On July 11, 2022, a Ramsey County District Court decided that part of the Minnesota Women’s Right to Know Act— Minnesota Statutes, section 145.4242—violated the Minnesota Constitution (Doe v. State, 62-CV-19-3868). This section previously required health care providers to disclose specific information to a patient at least 24-hours before performing an abortion and share the materials on this website with any individual seeking an abortion. Health care providers are no longer legally required to provide this information. However, this ruling did not change the requirement for the Minnesota Department of Health to make available the materials on this website to any person, facility, or hospital.
The Women's Right to Know materials are available to download by using the links to documents provided below or you can request a printed version, Woman's Right to Know Order Form.
If you are pregnant: Information on fetal development, abortion, and pregnancy resources
Si está embarazada: Información sobre el desarrollo del feto, el aborto y recursos para el embarazo
If you are pregnant: A directory of services available in Minnesota
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