Abortion rights bill fast-tracked in Minnesota to become law


              Liz Padilla, left, speaks about how she once was happily pregnant, only to find out that the pregnancy was not viable and then chose to terminate the pregnancy during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn.(David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Sherry Litz of Hastings walks to the podium before speaking against codifying abortion protections, during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Benjamin Dorr of Minnesota Right to Life speaks against codifying abortion protections, calling abortion "evil," during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Dr. Brooke Cunningham, M.D., Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health, speaks on behalf of codifying abortion protections during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Liz Padilla, left, speaks about how she once was happily pregnant, only to find out that the pregnancy was not viable and then chose to terminate the pregnancy during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Angela Erickson, who described herself as a mother of five, holds one of her children as she speaks against codifying abortion protections, during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              People listen to testimony during a hearing about codifying abortion protections before the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              Dr. Sarah Traxler, an M.D. at Planned Parenthood, listens to a question on behalf of codifying abortion protections during a hearing of the House Health and Human Services Finance Committee Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at the Minnesota State Office Building in St. Paul, Minn. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
            
              FILE - A large crowd marches to downtown during a University of Minnesota student led protest in Minneapolis, Minn., after the Supreme Court overruled Roe v Wade on June 24, 2022. A bill to strengthen abortion rights in Minnesota is on the fast track to becoming law as it passed a legislative committee in its first test Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. (Renée Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, File)
Abortion rights bill fast-tracked in Minnesota to become law