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.
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.
The 2019 Minnesota Legislative Session officially ended on Saturday, May 25. While Governor Walz and legislative leadership were able to agree on a broad budget framework, the contrast between the two legislative bodies in our state could not be more clear.