Democratic state lawmakers from both the House and Senate today (noon) are announcing the creation of the “Reproductive Freedom Caucus”. The newly formed caucus will be the first in the Minnesota Legislature specifically organized around support for abortion rights and reproductive health care. Earlier this week Democratic Senate Minority Leader Melisa Lopez Franzen warned that…

“Minnesota Republicans have made it clear that reproductive rights are on the ballot here next year right here in our state.”

Democrats have targeted Republican Senator and candidate for governor Paul Gazelka in particular for his voting record with regard to reproductive rights. Gazelka says he’s focused on rising crime and students’ lower test scores but adds…

“I’ve always valued human life and the preciousness of it.”

Women’s reproductive rights are once again in the spotlight after a recent Texas law banning almost all abortions after six weeks was upheld by the Supreme Court. Several other states are considering similar measures.