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Posted inHEALTH

Overturning Roe v. Wade will harm people of color and burden Minnesota’s health care system, says researcher Asha Hassan. She predicts Minnesota will be flooded with patients from neighboring states seeking abortion access.

Asha Hassan, a reproductive health researcher at the University of Minnesota, says abortion bans disproportionately affect people of color. If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, she says, more Black women will die during pregnancy and Minnesota will see a 371 percent increase in out-of-state patients seeking abortions.