Minnesota Senate Republicans defeated a pro-abortion bill Thursday that would have created a so-called “right” to abort an unborn baby in state law.

The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Senate Democrats tried but failed to advance the bill out of committee in response to a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that shows the justices overturning Roe v. Wade.

Senate File 731, sponsored by state Sen. Jennifer McEwen, D-Duluth, would recognize abortion as a “fundamental right” in Minnesota and deny all rights to unborn babies (any “fertilized egg, embryo or fetus”) under state law.

“The people of Minnesota are looking to us now — now — to protect their rights, to enshrine them in statute, to make sure that politicians and their government, is not going to reach into their homes, reach into their bedrooms, reach into their private decision making,” McEwen said, according to the AP. “This is urgent.”… (Excerpt from LIFENEWS.COM)

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