The 2023 Minnesota legislative session is a stunning example of progressive dreams come true. My crystal ball says it will prove to be a nightmare in years to come. Voters in states like Pennsylvania must learn what Democrat control has wrought in Minnesota.

In 2022, enough Minnesota voters believed Republicans had become so extreme and dangerous that they gave a trifecta — winning the governor’s office and both chambers of the statehouse — to Democrats (known in the state as the DFL for Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota merged with the Democratic Party in the 1940s).

Despite only a one-seat majority in the state Senate, progressives decided to jam through their wish list without political consideration or calculation. They rode roughshod over Republicans, completely shutting them out of the legislative process.

The results are radical and extreme. While liberals nationwide hail it as the “Minnesota Miracle,” conservatives call it the “Minnesota Mess.”

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Democrats and Republicans disagree about nearly everything that happened during this year’s state legislative session, although both sides agree with former President Obama’s tweet: “If you need a reminder that elections have consequences, check out what’s happening in Minnesota.” 

Pennsylvania voters should pay careful attention to how much damage a progressive legislature with a reelected and now term-limited governor with national aspirations can do during one five-month legislative session. Walz probably wouldn’t have signed many of these bills during his first term when he had to face Minnesota voters again. Now, he’s thinking ahead to the Democratic party’s national stage, which progressives control.

During this Minnesota legislative session, nearly 50 bills became law. About half are monumentally significant and warrant warning people in other states. Therefore, this column is long but necessary.

The surplus

Minnesota began 2023 with the largest budget surplus in state history, $17.5 billion. 

With a population of about 5.7 million, the surplus is about $3,065 per Minnesotan. If the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had the same per capita surplus with its 13 million residents, the total would be roughly $40 billion.

Logic suggests the state over-taxed residents. Governor Tim Walz, who ran as a “moderate” Democrat, initially proposed rebate checks of up to $2,600 for families and $1,300 for single persons.

If the state collected over $3,000 per person too much, giving back less than half should be an easier decision than hitting mute when a Capitol One credit card commercial comes on. 

Progressives in the legislature cut rebates in half to a maximum of $1300 for married couples filing jointly with three or more children ($520 per couple plus $260 per child up to three) for those making up to $150,000. Single taxpayers who make up to $75,000 will receive a $260 check. Those making one dollar more get nothing.

Then the progressives went on a straight party-line spending spree. They spent the rest of the surplus and permanently increased the state budget by 40 percent. 

Making government bigger

They funded Democrat pet projects such as public transportation, including new light rail service between the Twin Cities and Duluth, which has about as much utility as one between Philly and Scranton.

There are lots of “freebies:”

  • Health care for illegal immigrants. Minnesota will become the second state to provide free or low-cost health care to illegal immigrants.
  • “Free lunch” (and breakfast). Universal free meals to all K-12 students, regardless of income. Even educators arguing they needed resources, but not this program, didn’t deter lawmakers.

Establishing huge new bureaucracies

The new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act covers all Minnesota employees, full-time and part-time, including single-person businesses (only seasonal workers are exempt). It guarantees up to twelve weeks of paid family leave and up to an additional twelve weeks of paid medical leave. A new payroll tax of 0.7 percent (split between employers and employees) will fund the program. A new state government bureaucracy will run it. The state’s Budget Commissioner said it “will likely hire at least 2,000 people over the next couple of years.”

Another law requires Minnesota’s electric grid to be 100 percent carbon-free by 2040. The Center for the American Experiment, a Minnesota Think Tank, estimates it will “cost the state $313.2 billion through 2050 and lead to devastating blackouts.”

To pay for their liberal dreams, they implemented a slew of new taxes and fees, starting with a $1 billion tax increase. That doesn’t include increases and new fees added in other bills such as the Transportation, Housing, or Government Funding Bills.

  • Raised Minnesota’s top state income tax bracket to 10.85 percent.
  • Other revenue-raising provisions target businesses and high-income individuals. As if on cue, the number of Fortune 500 companies based in Minnesota dropped from sixteen to fifteen.
  • Created a new 50-cent delivery fee on retail deliveries of over $100. 
  • Increased the state’s gas tax, currently 28.5 cents. It will rise five cents by 2027. 
  • Raised auto registration fees. It’s been a few years since I paid for tabs in Pennsylvania, but I recall renewing our family’s two cars for about $75. In Minnesota, tags for a recent-era luxury car cost $500 before the increase. 
  • Residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro will pay an additional one-cent sales tax (where the population is overwhelmingly liberal, so it serves them right) — sales tax in parts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area will exceed 9 percent.
  • Hunting and fishing licenses and fees for using state parks that supposedly belong to the people are increasing.

Democrats also legalized recreational marijuana. Amazingly, despite all the taxes and fees they created and raised, they did not tax legal pot.

Plenty for the woke, enlightened, and the special interests

Many who voted for Democrats likely support abortion rights. They might be surprised to find the law Democrats passed establishing a “fundamental right to abortion” also:

  • Permits abortion through all nine months — and repeals the provisions that second and third-trimester abortions must be performed in hospitals.
  • Repeals a law that requires doctors to provide medical care to babies who survive abortions.
  • Repeals a law that allowed only physicians to perform abortions in the state.
  • Removed funding from pregnancy resource centers, but expanded taxpayer-funded abortion.

They passed a transgender refuge bill. It makes Minnesota a refuge state for minors seeking “gender-affirming care.” Once a minor makes it to Minnesota (with or without parental consent), the state is required to ignore laws of other states that prohibit that form of medical procedure. Further, if the parent of a child opposes their child’s request for such care, a Minnesota judge can use the statute to take custody away from the parent.

It’s breathtaking in its tenacity.

Looking out for special interests while bolstering their future electoral chances

Democrats said they wouldn’t consider political consequences. However, they did act to protect their future majorities.

  • The Drivers Licenses For All Act allows illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses. A rental agreement is all that is necessary to obtain one.
  • Restored felons’ right to vote.
  • Automatic voter registration. When a person applies for a driver’s license, signs up for state medical insurance, or has a number of other interactions with the state, they automatically are registered to vote.
  • Sixteen- to seventeen-year-old pre-registration In addition to registering everybody with a driver’s license, they passed a law pre-registering sixteen-year-olds.
  • Allowed Election Day registration and voting.
  • Expanded in-person voting up to eighteen days before Election Day.
  • Allows employees to be absent without wage loss to vote for up to 46 days before the election.
  • Created a commission to study implementing statewide ranked-choice voting.

Several provisions make it possible for people who don’t even know they are registered to cast ballots in upcoming elections. It will add to the doubts some have about election integrity.

First Amendment rights in jeopardy

Another provision makes spreading misinformation about an election a crime. The Upper Midwest Law Center will challenge it in court because “misinformation” is subjective, and the law violates people’s First Amendment rights. For example, Douglas Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, posted memes on Twitter advising Hillary Clinton supporters to “avoid the line” and text in their vote. A Brooklyn, New York, jury convicted him of “conspiracy against rights.”

It’s not the only example of interfering with the First Amendment. They also banned “American Indian” mascots, nicknames, logos, letterhead, or team names. Most of these are long gone anyway, and they offend some people. But the First Amendment protects offensive speech, and this law is probably unconstitutional.

The Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety appropriations funds the creation of a hate-speech database maintained by the Department of Human Rights.

Progressive ideas to make Minnesota “safer”

One of the more bizarre moments of the session was a Democrat proposal to change the state’s Human Rights Act and remove language clarifying that pedophilia is not included in protected sexual orientation classes. Republicans offered an amendment restoring pedophilia as an exclusion from protected sexual orientation groups. That is, Republicans wanted to ensure pedophiles could not claim to be a protected class under the law.

The amendment passed unanimously (126–0). But in the conference committee, where differences between House and Senate versions are reconciled (with no Republicans included), Democrats restored the version removing the amendment from the final bill. Where is this heading?

Other provisions of their Public Safety Bill include:

  • Giving prosecutors the ability to decrease a judge’s sentence. How is that constitutional?
  • Creating an “Office for Restorative Justice.”
  • Grants for inmates’ art projects while incarcerated.
  • Funding and commissioning a study on eliminating cash bail.
  • Creating a new program called the Minnesota Rehabilitation and Reinvestment Act. This program could allow violent criminals to serve just half of their prison sentences.

“Self-care” for politicians

  • Lawmakers received a $3,500 raise to $51,750 – not bad for a part-time job. It’s a 7.25 percent increase, almost enough to keep up with Biden-flation.
  • Lawmakers also received a $20 per day per diem increase.

To be fair, not everything that passed is bad. Democrats introduced a bill that received bipartisan support renaming the highway past Paisley Park Studios, just west of Minneapolis, the “Prince Rogers Nelson Memorial Highway.”

These are some of the bills the entirely Democratic-controlled Minnesota House and Senate passed and the state’s Democrat governor signed into law during the 2023 legislative session. These laws will change Minnesota in ways that will make it unrecognizable. Does it make you want to move to Minnesota more?

Progressives acted without thinking about the consequences. Jobs, businesses, and productive people will leave Minnesota by the decade’s end. The new laws will attract more illegal immigrants and people who hope to live off the welfare state — although they may be disappointed by the lack of climate change impact. Watch what progressive legislation does to Minnesota over the next five to ten years.

Elections certainly do have consequences. It’s unclear whether Minnesota voters have figured out they’ve been duped yet. Voters in battleground states like Pennsylvania, please pay attention and don’t duplicate the Minnesota Mess!

Andy Bloom is president of Andy Bloom Communications. He specializes in media training and political communications. He has programmed legendary stations including WIP, WPHT and WYSP/Philadelphia, KLSX, Los Angeles and WCCO Minneapolis. He was Vice President of Programming for Emmis International, Greater Media Inc. and Coleman Research. Andy also served as communications director for Rep. Michael R. Turner (R-Ohio). He can be reached by email at or you can follow him on Twitter @AndyBloomCom.

29 thoughts on “Andy Bloom: Don’t let Pennsylvania replicate the Minnesota Mess”

  1. “Free lunch’ (and breakfast). Universal free meals to all K-12 students, regardless of income. Even educators arguing they needed resources, but not this program, didn’t deter lawmakers.” That is because big corporations pay the politicians to secure tax money to drive their revenue and increase profits. These companies are in business to make money, not to provide healthy food to the children. PA did the same during Covid, and the incredible surplus each day was not allowed to be given to food banks because of the way it was packaged. Evil exists and it is intentional. What are the details of the contracts to food management companies for the food offered to students? Nutrition facts? The “food” is heavily processed, salty, nutrition-light garbage. Perfect scenario for these common board members to have their other companies sell drugs to fix the children’s behavior problems from eating that garbage.

  2. How many babies able to live outside the womb are terminated at nine months? Go ahead and find out, Andy. We’ll all wait. Fear monger much?? And oh darn, it’s so sad they taxed the top income bracket. Bummer.

  3. It is also just insane and so telling that you view increased voter registration of young people and automatic registration as a negative. D’oh! If more people vote Rs lose. What a bummer.

    1. There’s a difference between increasing voter registration and registering people who didn’t even sign up to register, and well as pre-registering 16 and 17-year-olds. This is how ballot harvesting is done.

      I don’t know how many babies survive abortion. Probably not many, but even if you’re pro-choice, why are you in favor of letting a single person that is actually born alive be murdered? Why are you in favor of late-term abortion?

      1. Andy, Andy, Andy. Your questions are absurd. If someone is “born alive,” that’s not late term abortion. I am in favor of keeping late term abortion legal because unlike you, I know the facts. Late term abortions are exceedingly rare (only 1% of those who get an abortion get it that late) and for two reasons – in most cases new information shows the fetus is not viable, so we’re talking about a mother who wanted a baby and now is a terminating in order to show mercy to her child who would not have survived outside the womb (a gut wrenching choice you seem to have no empathy for) OR a less common scenario is that the woman has been trying to get an abortion all along but has been forced into a late term abortion by people like YOU who have made impossible to receive that care in certain states and circumstances. The fact that you have no idea how often this happens and don’t understand the nuances of the situation at all proves my point – this article is sloppy fear mongering identifying a bunch of “problems” that don’t exist.
        Also, when young people are registered, they’re more likely to vote, period. You should also look up some stats on the nonexistent problem of PA election fraud while you’re researching women’s reproductive rights.

  4. I view voter registration of young people as a negative. Think about it, society does not let those under 18 or 21 buy firearms, buy alcohol, enter into contracts, get married at will, all for reasons associated with a lack of maturity relating to sound decision-making. The fact that there are misguided people who believe that children, toddlers and up, are competent to make life altering irreversible decisions regarding gender does not mean that all children should be given the right to vote. Just because the cat had her kittens in the oven, doesn’t make them biscuits.

    1. Definitely stop enlisting those 18-21 year olds in the military then. If they can go die for our country then they can sure as hell vote. And age doesn’t always equal any sense or intelligence, like in the case of D Trump, for example

        1. Answer my question- should we be enlisting them in the military then? Are their brains developed to kill others and die in a war? Would you strip veterans of their right to vote? And by the way, I think 18-21 year olds absolutely shouldn’t own guns? Do you agree then? Apparently the only problem you have is when they vote Democrat.

          1. I agree – 18 year olds should not be able to enlist unless they have informed written consent of an adult parent or guardian. I also think that 18 year olds should not be able to sign for loans – including Federal student loans – unless co-signed by an adult parent or guardian who will share liability for nonpayment. And furthermore, the university that will receive the proceeds of that loan should have to provide the signees with a written document stating that an independent organization has surveyed alumns from that university and in the enrolling student’s manor that shows the median income after 3, 5, and 10 years after graduation. Failure on the part of the university to provide such document would leave the university on the hook for repayment of the student loan should there be a default.

  5. Auto registration in PA is $50. The writer said it was $75 for two cars. So he didn’t even bother to check for the correct figures. He then stated that a luxury car costs $500 to register in Minnesota. I just looked up the car registration rates in Minnesota and the highest rate was $144. And cars 10 years and older pay only $35 reg fee per year. So the author under-estimated PA rates and apparently spread misinformation about rates in Minnesota. Where is he getting his information? Probably Fox News, the network that just paid an astronomical settlement for lying. I couldn’t even find that luxury rate in the Minn auto tax manual. But it’s safe to say that more Minnesotans drive 10 year old cars than luxury cars. So the PA car registration rate of $50 is actually higher than the $35 rate many Minnesotans pay, and Bloom’s assertions are just partisan misinformation. Doesn’t this blog do any fact-checking?

    1. Ah but Mr. Walsh, you know it all. It’s hard to have a debate with somebody as smart as you. As I wrote in the article; I haven’t renewed tabs in PA for a few years. My check register shows that in 2014 I paid $72 for one car (which was new) and $29.50 for one that was at the time three of four years old (that was 2014 tabs). In Minnesota THIS year, I paid $417.25 for my 2020 vehicle. Last year I paid $473.25. I make you a bet, If want to bet the difference between what you claim and, I claim, I will make my records from the bank available to you as proof to settle this wager.

        1. If you’ll pay the difference between what Walsh claims and what I paid (in Minnesota), I will show you bank reports that prove without a doubt that I have researched to the penny what I am talking about.
          The numbers of babies born that survive abortion and the number of late-term abortions are irrelevant. They shouldn’t happen. What’s rarer is for a fetus to become unviable late in the pregnancy, and your explanation that a woman couldn’t get an abortion in the first 20 weeks but magically found access in the eighth or ninth month is absurd.
          In fact, all of what you have written is silly – and you have no idea how much time went into researching this (and every other piece) I write for Broad and Liberty.

  6. for the 8 years nero wolf was governor we could not raise taxes because the republicans controlled the house and senate. they had to redistrict the state to take control.

    1. Jimnie has proven the point of this column. He wrote “WE” (I don’t know who “we” is) could not raise taxes because the repbulicans controlled the house and the senate.” Did Commonwealth residents want to pay more taxes? You know, you can always write an extra check to the Dept of Revenue. They will accept extra payments.

      With Democrats controlling the House, Senate, and Governorship, now they are able to raise taxes. Jimnie, will that make you happy? Will that make most voters happy? Democrats in Minnesota raised many taxes. As they kick in we’ll see how thrilled people are here. If Jimnie is right and only Republicans in the legislature prevented Gov Wolf from raising taxes, then I suspect Commonwealth residents will see their taxes raised soon too.

      1. The “we” was a typo. I meant “he”, as in wolf.

        Also, liked you interview with Rich Zeoli. Listen every day.

  7. The conundrum is the physical prowess of 17 to 21 year-olds (17 being the age you can join the military with parental consent) is greater than 21+ year-olds, but the maturity for decision-making is greater in the 21+ than in the 17 to 21 year-olds. In the days of boots and saddles on the ground physical agility and endurance was a prime consideration, in today’s electronic warfare, intelligence and decision-making is prime. As far a voting and drinking goes, solders are governed by the rules of the state their post happens to be. From my personal experience, if the post was in a state that required you to be 21 to drink alcohol, and you were not 21, you could not legally buy alcohol when off post. If the state of your residence had a voting age requirement of 21, and you were not 21, you could not vote in that state’s elections. So, being in the military did not give you a get out of jail free card. By the way, the kill or be killed responses in combat are NOT related to reasoned thinking, they are related to self-preservation and having your buddy’s back. Unless your combat responses are automatic, you will not survive. Before my own conscription and tour in Vietnam, the 1964 election was held between Johnson (Democrat) and Goldwater (Republican) and big slogan was that if you voted for Goldwater, you would go to Vietnam, so I voted for Goldwater (who lost to Johnson) and sure enough, I went to Vietnam.

    1. I respect your service. I just find it insane that some would have 18-21 year olds serve in the military but not vote. And you can BET that if they were voting R, Andy Bloom wouldn’t have one issue with young people voting.

  8. I was 23 when drafted, I was also married and in college, so I had plenty of “maturity-oriented decision-making” experience, but from my perspective, the under 21 troopers I served with were brave and resolute, but impetuous and not given to think out the consequences of their decisions. Fortunately, in the circumstances I found myself, no one got killed. Here is one example, a trooper was in the local town having a good time with the local bargirls when he sobered enough to realized he wasn’t going to get back to the LZ before it secured for the night, so he stayed with the bargirls and hid under a bed. Seems like the bargirls also entertained the local Viet Cong in addition to the Americans. Lucky he was not found and killed. When he returned, he was Article 15 court martialed and fined and reduced in rank. To this day, I wonder if he realized the danger he was in. So, no I don’t think we should accept under 21 into the military and I don’t want them choosing the course of the country at that age.

  9. This comment section went off the rails. Abortions occurring at or after 21 weeks gestation are reported to be around 1.2% of all abortions performed. This supposedly amounts to approximately 5,200 abortions per year occurring at or after 21 weeks, however this is an underestimate as only 33 reporting areas report abortions to the CDC by gestational age. As of June 25, 2023, there are 52 reporting areas for abortion to the CDC in the United States. 50 YEARS AGO, at the time of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court wrote that viability “is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks), but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.” With medical advances, extremely preterm infants can now survive at lower gestational ages than previously thought possible (survival of infants of gestational ages as low as 22 weeks occur), particularly at hospitals with Level IV neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). HOWEVER, by CDC’s own admission the 5,200 is an underestimate since 19 other reporting areas don’t keep track of this info (and who knows what many factors probably have massive variations in the data at these 19 other reporting areas.) The entire conversation about how many abortions are being performed on viable babies is intentionally not being tracked. So, the entire conversation about this topic is an intentional lie.

  10. In 2020, 620,327 legal induced abortions in the US were reported to CDC.
    1.2% of 620,327 equals 7,443.9 – not 5,200. A cursory examination reveals the 5,200 number is fake.
    The average cost for a first-trimester abortion in the US is $650-$750, while second-trimester abortions typically run an average of $1,200. Late-term abortions can be even more expensive, at $3,000 or more depending on the situation.
    $650.00 X 620,327 murders equals $403,212,550. So, the abortion industry is simply equivalent to Stéphane Bancel, chief executive of Moderna, earnings in 2022, when he exercised stock options that netted him nearly $393 million. Yes, 620,000 plus babies in one year (mostly not white) is a lot of babies but it is not really a lot of money to kill them… it is simply one CEO’s earnings, right?
    $3,000 X 7,443.9 babies getting exterminated equals $22,331,700.00 – so total abortions of viable babies may be 5.5% of total abortion revenue. Maybe that is what they meant – not 1.2% actual murders equaling 5,200 abortions, but 7,443.9 actual murders of viable babies which is 5.5% of total abortion revenue. I think that is the math.

    1. Never looked into this abortion topic until a few days ago. Almost all facts and figures quoted about the US abortion industry, and how much money is generated, seems to be intentionally obscure, voluntary, and misleading. Looking at articles written prior to 2020 (less woke self-censorship) here’s what I did find:
      When comparing 2018’s data to previous years, prenatal services at Planned Parenthood declined by nearly 50% since 2013 and an astounding 90% since 2004. Planned Parenthood is providing less than a third of the cancer screening and prevention services it reported performing two decades ago. Abortion is their business now. This does not even touch on the issue Deb Vanderhei of Planned Parenthood raised when caught on tape talking about how Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliates may “want to increase revenue [from selling baby parts] but we can’t stop them…” The National Institutes of Health spent $76 million on research using fetal tissue in 2014 with grants to more than 50 universities, including Columbia, Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Yale and the University of California in Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. It expected to spend the same amount in 2015 and 2016.
      Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute are incomplete since the U.S. does not have any sort of mandatory nationwide abortion reporting system. Data is collected on a voluntary basis, and not all states comply.
      However, nationwide —according to both the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute—abortions at Planned Parenthood are increasing and so is the organization’s market share of total abortions. In 2005, Planned Parenthood accounted for 32 percent of abortions reported by the CDC and 52 percent of abortions in 2016. In 2005, Planned Parenthood accounted for 22 percent of abortions reported by the Guttmacher Institute and 39 percent in 2017. Planned Parenthood has roughly doubled both its net assets and government funding since 2006. In that same time, funding from private sources has tripled. It seems Planned Parenthood should change their name to something more aligned with what they provide.

  11. 14% of the population lives 200+ miles from an abortion provider and this has increased from less than 1% of the population just two years ago. So no, it’s not “silly,” Andy, to suggest that some women have to put off an abortion until they can make and afford travel arrangements, also taking into account possible child care expenses and missed wages. To act like this is “silly” just drips privilege and condescending to women. Surely you encountered these facts in your “research?”

  12. 1. The last year for which the CDC and Guttmacher reported a yearly national total for abortions is 2020, and neither organization reported a large change from the previous year. The CDC says there were 620,327 abortions nationally in 2020 in the District of Columbia and 47 states, a 1.5% decrease from 629,898 in 2019. Guttmacher’s national total for 2020 was 930,160 (!!! – not 620K), a 1.5% INCREASE from 916,460 in 2019. So… 1.2% of 930,160 is over 11,160 times a viable baby is killed in late term abortion btw.
    2. The CDC compiles figures voluntarily and DOES NOT include figures from California (!!!), Maryland or New Hampshire, which did not report data to the CDC. That is SILLY, and significant. The Guttmacher Institute compiles its figures after contacting every known provider of abortions – clinics, hospitals and physicians’ offices – in the country. It uses questionnaires and health department data, and provides estimates for abortion providers that don’t respond to its inquiries. Guttmacher’s figures are higher than the CDC’s in part because it includes data (and in some instances, estimates) from all 50 states.
    3. Let’s get real about the statement: “14% of the population lives 200+ miles from an abortion provider and this has increased from less than 1% of the population just two years ago.” That source is from research done by Caitlin Myers, an economics professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, What she actually found was: “Just a year ago, ‘less than 1% of the U.S. population was more than 200 miles from a provider and the average person was 25 miles from a provider,’ she explains. As of April 2023, she says, 14% of the population is more than 200 miles from the nearest abortion facility.” That number includes biological men, children, and women who are post-menopausal. She also admits distance doesn’t always limit access, since now people have the option of accessing abortion pills through the mail. Further, a decade ago people who had to travel 200 miles or more to access abortion care then largely lived in rural parts of the country where health care in general is sparse. The reason it has grown from less than 1% of the population to 14% is because now some individual states voted on the issue. The states that had significant declines in abortion access are Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma.

  13. “radical and extreme” hahahahahaha ok.

    Which state legislatures passed STATE WIDE curriculum censorship laws and book bans? Which state legislatures forced a 10 year old rape victim to travel out of state so she wouldn’t have to carry her rapist’s child? Which state legislatures? Asking for a friend.

    Oh and btw, if Democrats had a sketchy dark money funded nationwide plan to take over state legislatures through gerrymandering (like “Project Redmap”) the MN Dems would easily have a supermajority.

    1. Cicero,
      Kathy Jean Barnette’s mother was raped at the age of 11 by a 21-year-old man. Her mother became pregnant as a result of the rape, which led to Kathy Barnette’s birth on September 6, 1971, in Alabama. Can we both agree that Pennsylvania was harmed by Sean Hannity, when he damaged the reputation of Kathy Barnette? Can we both agree that Senator John Fetterman is struggling, in more ways than one? Can we both agree that John Fetterman told a local TV station at the time that he rushed his then-4-year-old son inside his house and called the police before chasing a jogger down with his truck and confronting him with a 20-gauge shotgun by his side? Odd behavior and that was before his stroke.
      I think your sad abortion stance on rape is disappointing and needs further examination.
      Cicero said: “while there’s life, there’s hope.”
      Cicero said: “The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.”
      Cicero said: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

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