Minnesota Attorney General, Democrat Keith Ellison has joined counterparts in two dozen other states supporting the U-S Justice Department’s challenge to a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks.  Ellison says the “blatantly unconstitutional” law hurts women not only in Texas but also in Minnesota and across the country.   Meanwhile state Representative Tim Miller, Republican from Prinsburg, is sponsoring a “heartbeat” abortion bill modeled after one passed in Iowa:

“My bill does not associate a penalty to the mother, but to the provider who performs the abortion.”

Scott Fischbach with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says protecting life at conception is “where we need to get to.”   Minnesota D-F-L Party spokesman Brian Evans says Miller’s “draconian anti-abortion bill, which would ban abortion before many even know they are pregnant, cannot become law.”