DULUTH, MN – Minnesota’s two U.S. Senators took to Twitter with reaction to the Alabama abortion Bill on Thursday.
Amy Klobuchar tweeted the laws are wrong and unconstitutional and they are “out of step with the majority of Americans.”
I'll say it again: The Georgia and Alabama abortion bans are wrong. They are dangerous. They are unconstitutional. And they are out of step with the majority of Americans. https://t.co/YHCIOl7B2R
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 16, 2019
Senator Tina Smith tweeted that the ban puts women’s lives at risk and that denying women health care is wrong.
Let’s be clear—Alabama’s extreme abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Denying women health care is wrong, and they don’t need the government looking over their shoulder telling them what they can and cannot do. I trust women.
— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) May 15, 2019
At the time of this publication, no other lawmakers in Minnesota or Wisconsin have tweeted or posted their thoughts on the bill.
Meanwhile, the WE Health Clinic in Duluth released a statement Thursday, saying in part “this is another example of an unconstitutional law passed by 25 men to control a woman’s right to choose.”
KBJR 6 also reached out to the Women’s Care center, which offers counseling and support to women facing unplanned pregnancies, but they declined comment.
We caught up with Ashley Northey of the Feminist Action Collective, who is strongly in opposition of the latest law restrictions on abortion.
“It’s upsetting. It feels like an attack on the rights of people with uterus’. It feels like a way to control people because people should have agency over their own bodies and be able to make decisions for themselves,” said Northey.
The Anti-abortion group Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, is also reacting to the new laws.
The group believes unborn children are human beings and therefore have human rights.
In a statement, the group said it’s “encouraging” to see states recognize both unborn children and their mothers deserve support and compassion.
The group advocates for laws restricting abortion, protecting fetuses and supporting abortion alternatives.