The action taken by the Minnesota House is part of growing efforts by states to curb the procedures.
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Abortion Restrictions Pass House
After long, wrenching, debates with sometimes-graphic testimony about fetuses, the House approved bills Friday that would ban all abortions in Minnesota after 20 weeks of gestation and prohibit public money from paying for the procedure. The 20-week ban was approved, largely along party lines in the Republican-led chamber, 82-46. The prohibition on public funding of abortions was approved 80-44 (Von Sternberg, 5/6).
Los Angeles Times: Antiabortion Measures Flooding State Legislatures
Energized by Republican gains in the last election and still stinging from the passage of President Obama's healthcare overhaul, conservative lawmakers in statehouses around the country have put forward a torrent of measures aimed at restricting abortion (Abcarian, 5/8).