Erin Murphy on Abortion
The Contraception Health Equity and Employee Rights (CHEER) Act would require employer health plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive methods and procedures. The proposal includes an exemption for non-profit religious employers.
"Women have the right to make their own health care decisions without interference by their boss. Women shouldn't be discriminated against for their personal health care decisions, including whether and when to use contraception," said Erin Murphy. "The Supreme Court's misguided ruling and inaction in Congress means that we need a state legislature that will step up for basic health care equity for Minnesota women."
Excerpts from Veto Letter:I am returning SF1921, because this bill would impose extensive new licensure requirements on [abortion] clinics. The bill is vague in its definition of potential licensure violations, and could permit complaints to be filed for almost any reason. There are approximately 1,250 clinics in Minnesota already subjected to significant state and federal oversight.
Legislative Outcome: Rep. Murphy voted NAY; passed Senate 43-23-1, April 18; passed House 80-47-6, April 20; vetoed April 26
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