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Abortion legislation gaining traction in Minn.

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota women would not be able to receive state-funded abortions and could get no abortion 20 weeks after conception in bills that appear more likely than ever to pass the Legislature this year.

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Two committees approved the bills Tuesday. Full House and Senate votes are unlikely before May, but with the GOP holding majorities in both houses the measures have better chances to pass than in past years when Democrats controlled at least one house.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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