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Walker Orenstein

Walker Orenstein

Walker Orenstein reports on the state Legislature for MinnPost, with a particular focus on covering issues affecting Greater Minnesota. He can be reached at, and you can follow him on Twitter at @walkerorenstein.

Some DFLers want to ensure there are no legal restrictions on late-term abortions in Minnesota

The law surrounding a viability standard in Minnesota is murky. Such a standard exists in state statute — and experts say providers act as though it exists — but it was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court in 1976 under Roe v. Wade. Now, legislation advancing at the Capitol would strike the viability standard from state law.

State Sen. Kelly Morrison