Organizers expect several thousand at the State Capitol today for the annual “March for Life” marking the 46th anniversary of Roe versus Wade. President Trump’s appointment of Brett Kavanaugh has many wondering if the the U-S Supreme Court could soon overturn that 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, but Scott Fischbach with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life says, “We still believe that we need one or two more justices on the U-S Supreme Court before they’re gonna be looking at any type of a reversal of Roe versus Wade.” If Ruth Bader Ginsburg were no longer able to serve on the high court, it’s expected President Trump would appoint a conservative replacement — which many analysts predict would trigger a fierce confirmation battle in the U-S Senate.
There will be a push again this year at the legislature for a law giving a woman the option to see results of an ultrasound before having an abortion. MCCL’s Fischbach says the bill will “for sure” pass the Minnesota Senate, possibly the House, and they want to see what Minnesota’s new governor, Tim Walz, will do. “Obviously we don’t believe that he’s with us but, because it is such a mainstream proposal, we’d like for him to take a look at it as well,” Fischbach says.
Last year, then Governor Mark Dayton vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. Opponents of the measure say it’s intimidating to women and effectively restricts access to abortion.
More in this interview with Fischbach: