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Complete Disregard for the Sanctity of Life

On Saturday, January 28, Senate Democrats passed a bill known as the PRO Act, or “Protect Reproductive Options.” They claim it is meant to codify Roe v. Wade in state law, but it goes much further. We debated the bill on the Senate floor for over 15 hours, and despite our best effort and appeals for compassion and human dignity, every one of our amendments was rejected on party-line votes. Including:

Requiring abortions performed in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters to be done in the hospital,
Ensuring doctors do what they can to save the baby’s life if it is born alive after a failed abortion.
Using anesthesia for babies after 20 weeks, when we know they can feel pain.
Requiring parental notification before the sterilization procedure on a minor.

The bill has absolutely zero restrictions on abortion and offers no support or resources to women. Minnesotans didn’t vote for extreme on either side of the aisle. This is not what Minnesotans thought they were getting.

Give it ALL Back in Meaningful Ways

Surprise! We have yet another historically large budget surplus. Record surplus after record surplus means one thing: the government is collecting too much of your hard-earned money.

We need to use this money to help Minnesotans get back on their feet after a few challenging years. I look forward to working hard this upcoming session to invest in long-term solutions and make life more affordable. I take great pride in creating and contributing to a future for our children and grandchildren. I want to ensure everyone can prosper, grow, and succeed in Minnesota.

The Results are In:

Last weeks update asked your opinion on felon voting rights and here’s what you guys had to say! Thank you to everyone for your participation. I firmly believe that hearing your feedback makes me a more effective legislator.

I Want to Meet with You!

It’s been nice to have so many constituents back up at the Capitol and visiting my office. If you’re going to be at the Capitol please reach out! Send me an email at sen.mark.koran@senate.mn to set something up.