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Pro-choice supporters rally on State Capitol steps

May 21, 2019 06:15 PM

Pro-choice activists rallied in hundreds of cities across the country Tuesday, including here in the Twin Cities. They spoke out against new abortion restrictions recently approved in several states.

"I'm a woman and I want the choice if I need to have an abortion, I would like to be able to do it safely," Katrina Lindegren said.

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Recently, Alabama passed the most restrictive law in the country that essentially bans all abortions, including those for victims of rape or incest. Then, Missouri passed a bill banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, again without exceptions for rape or incest.

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"In Minnesota and across the nation, the momentum is for restrictions on abortions," Moses Bratrud with Minnesota Family Council said. 

He says abortion is not women's health care, it's not the right to choose, it's taking a human's life that deserves protection.

"The ultimate goal is we need to abolish human abortion," he said.

The groups of pro-choice supporters say an abortion should be between a woman and her doctor.

"Stand up for what you believe in and stand up for your rights, and what you believe you should be entitled to," Lindegren said.

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