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July 11, 2022: A Minnesota judge declared several Minnesota abortion restrictions unconstitutional has permanently stopped their enforcement, including Minnesota’s forced parental notification law. This means the parental involvement laws are not in effect and you do not need to involve a parent in order to get an abortion in the state.

No matter their age, every person in Minnesota has the legal right to get an abortion. But the state restricts abortions in some ways.

In Minnesota, every person who wants or needs to have an abortion must:

  • get counseling in person or over the phone with the clinic;
  • wait 24 hours after getting counseling before they can have the abortion.

All abortions must be performed before {{viability}{viability is a medical term that means when a fetus could potentially survive outside of the womb, generally between 24-28 weeks}}, unless the pregnant person’s life or health is in danger. Abortion clinics in Minnesota can perform an abortion up to anywhere between 16 and 24 weeks.

All abortion providers give some counseling to make sure you understand the medical process. But in Minnesota, the law makes abortion providers offer you certain written materials about abortion that may be misleading or completely wrong. You don’t have to take these materials or read them if you don’t want to, but if you do read them and have questions, you can connect with other young people who have had an abortion to hear about their experiences here. You can also learn more about abortion procedures, how people may feel afterward, and learn about free, confidential, phone-based counseling services here. You can also talk to the clinic staff if you have questions.

No. In Minnesota, there are no extra restrictions for people under 18. You do not need to tell or involve an adult in your decision to have an abortion if you do not want to.

You do not have to pay any money to get a judicial bypass. You may be able to get help paying for your abortion. Your clinic may be able to help you cover the cost of your abortion through an abortion fund.

These are a few abortion funds in Minnesota that may be able to help:

H.O.T.D.I.S.H. Militia Fund (available to patients at WE Health Clinic in Duluth, MN)





Our Justice Fund



Stigma Relief Fund (available to patients at Whole Woman’s Health in Bloomington, MN)


(877) 835-1090

You can find a list of clinics here. You can also visit the Planned Parenthood website to find a clinic near you by clicking here.

Some clinics may have limited service or hours

You can also use these directories to find an abortion clinic near you:

Planned Parenthood: Directory Here (make sure you select abortion in the services drop down menu) 

National Abortion Federation: Directory Here 

Abortion Care Network: Directory Here 

I Need An Abortion: Directory Here

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