The House and Senate both held floor votes this week on two separate abortion-related bills. The votes came as other work -- such as a health care spending bill and a tax bill -- remain unfinished, prompting criticism from opponents of the abortion measures. (04/19/2012)
A Senate committee Monday will debate two bills placing restrictions on abortions and clinics that provide abortions in Minnesota through licensure and requirements for use of medication designed to end pregnancy. (02/27/2012)
Republican legislative leaders are in hot water with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life after agreeing to drop several abortion and human cloning bans. (07/15/2011)
Kansas still has one abortion provider, but two others that don't have state licenses were hoping to persuade a federal judge to block a new licensing law and health department regulations they consider burdensome. (07/01/2011)
South Dakota officials must decide their next step after a federal judge said the state's newest abortion law is likely unconstitutional while preventing it from taking effect Friday. (07/01/2011)
Hospitals in the Twin Cities are creating Minnesota's first large-scale program for health care involving end-of-life planning. (06/23/2011)
The two bills put new state limits on abortion, but Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton supports abortion rights and is likely to veto them. (05/20/2011)
They called the hearing because they didn't think the public had enough chance to weigh in on the Republican-backed budget plan. (05/19/2011)
The bill would prohibit public dollars from paying for abortions for low-income women on state-funded health care programs. (05/03/2011)
Legislation to prevent consumers from suing food companies over weight gain or other health problems has moved closer to a vote in the Minnesota House. (05/03/2011)
Hundreds of senior citizens and nursing home advocates rallied at the Capitol Tuesday to try to protect their slice of the state budget. (05/03/2011)
A GOP proposal in Minnesota would require parental consent before minors could seek treatment for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases or drug and alcohol abuse, undoing a 40-year-old law that lets minors see doctors without letting a parent know. (04/18/2011)
One measure would prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions, and the other would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. (04/12/2011)
The website details how much nonprofits health plans were paid to administer state-sponsored health insurance programs over the last few years. (04/04/2011)
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are proposing a Health and Human Services budget bill that would transfer more than 100,000 people with low incomes from state-subsidized health insurance to the private marketplace. (03/23/2011)

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