Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate
Founded in 1992, the Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. As the advocacy and political arm of PPMNS, we mobilize supporters of all parties to defend and increase access to family planning services and fact based, medically accurate sexuality education.
Planned Parenthood will do everything we can to ensure our patients can still get the expert reproductive health care they need in Minnesota. Thanks to the broad public support Planned Parenthood has, our doors are open today, and they will remain open tomorrow. But, make no mistake—this situation is a sober reminder of why we desperately need a change in leadership in the White House and why it is more important than ever for Congress and state elected officials to stand up and protect affordable birth control.
This gag rule bans any health care provider that refers patients for safe, legal abortion from receiving Title X funds, thereby excluding Planned Parenthood patients from this critical source of family planning funding. Title X, the nation’s family planning program, helps cover the cost of contraception and preventive care for people with low incomes—53,000 people in Minnesota alone and millions nationwide.
Maybe you’ve had this experience too: walking into a clinic and getting strange looks. Or sitting down with a provider and not feeling seen or heard for who you are and what kind of care you need. As a gender queer person, those were common occurrences for me—until I went to Planned Parenthood. At Planned Parenthood, I was made to feel safe and comfortable. My pronouns were respected, my body was respected, my sexuality was respected.