As reported by the StarTribune:
“My 2014 State Politics and Policy Quarterly SPPQ study shows that well designed informed consent laws like Minnesota’s reduce abortion rates anywhere from 2 percent to 7 percent. Since the Minnesota Department of State Health reports that 9,127 abortions were performed on Minnesota residents in 2021. As such, the fact that this informed consent law was struck down could result in anywhere from approximately 180 to 680 more abortions performed in Minnesota annually.”Dr. New continued, “The court’s decision to strike down the Minnesota’s parental involvement law was especially disappointing. Studies show parental involvement laws lower minor abortion rates, reduce STI rates among teenagers, and lower teen suicide rates. Furthermore, Minnesota’s parental involvement law was especially strong. It was one of three state parental involvement laws which required that both parents be involved in a minor’s decision to obtain an abortion. My 2008 study for the Family Research Council found that laws like Minnesota’s which require the involvement of two parents reduce in-state minor abortion rates by over 31 percent.”
145.412 1(1) said it shall be unlawful to willfully perform an abortion unless the abortion is performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine pursuant to chapter 147, or a physician in training under the supervision of a licensed physician.