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 Planned Parenthood in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, we mobilize supporters of all parties to defend and increase access to family planning services, safe and legal abortion, and fact based, medically accurate sexuality education.
As Pride month comes to a close, we look back on the month of June as one that pushed us, challenged us, and called us to do more. We must never forget that Pride began as an act of protest by a Black trans woman. That protest continues.
June Medical Services v. Russo not only threatens access to care, it also brings up the issue of “third-party standing” and whether it is applicable in abortion cases. If the Court rules that physicians and health centers no longer have “third-party standing,” it will make it much more difficult for unnecessary abortion restrictions to be challenged in the courts.
Statement on Minnesota House Passing Historic Police Accountability and Law Enforcement Reform Legislation
Minnesota owes a tremendous thank you to the People Of Color and Indigenous Legislative Caucus for leading us to broad, deep and lasting law enforcement reforms and accountability.