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.
The Minnesota House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Reform Committee advanced HF 3194, which requires health care providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion. This bill is unnecessary since women already have the option to view an ultrasound prior to an abortion. The legislation interferes in the relationship between a patient and her doctor, putting politics where it doesn’t belong.
HF 2998 / SF 2644 would require the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to create “Choose Life” license plates, with proceeds going to Positive Alternative to Abortion grantees (i.e. crisis pregnancy centers).
HF 2792 would ban abortion at the point of fertilization, confer personhood status on a fertilized egg, and makes performing an abortion a felony crime. Politicians have no business making health care decisions for Minnesota women.