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Why Congress Must Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to Uphold Reproductive Freedom

Abortion is legal, so why does it always feel like this is not the case? The reality for many Americans is that while abortion is indeed legal, it remains largely inaccessible. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) addresses this at the federal level.

Sept. 15, 2021

Threat to Abortion Enters New Era As Texas Bans Abortion Today 

Minnesotans call on legislators to protect reproductive freedom in state, pass MN’s PRO Act

Sept. 1, 2021

Ending the stigma and sparking change: How to talk to your friends and family about comprehensive sex education

Everyone deserves access to sex education that is scientifically accurate, LGBTQ+ inclusive, consent-centered, culturally responsive, and shame free. So how do we make comprehensive sex education a reality for everyone? We start by talking about it with our friends and family.

Aug. 16, 2021

Young Advocate Spotlight: Selam

From leading initiatives on comprehensive sex education, to organizing their peers to protect reproductive freedom, young people are at the heart of Planned Parenthood’s work. Selam is a high school student, a Planned Parenthood intern, and a volunteer with Generation Action (a.k.a Gen Action), a country-wide network of young people who are advocating for sexual and reproductive health. We asked Selam some questions about her involvement with Planned Parenthood, and why it’s important for her to join the fight for sexual and reproductive health.

Aug. 16, 2021

Education, Intersectionality, and Continuing the Fight: Takeaways from the 2021 Pride Month Conversation Series

Though Pride month celebrations continue to look different for another year due to pandemic restrictions, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund’s 2021 Pride Conversation Series was an all-out success. Here are a few key points that we can take away from this series.

July 30, 2021

Roe v. Wade is in Jeopardy: We must pass the PRO Act

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its first major abortion case since conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett filled the seat of reproductive freedom advocate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

This is the moment that anti-abortion politicians have been waiting for: by taking up this case, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority is seizing their opportunity to challenge Roe v. Wade and chip away at abortion access. 

So, what does this mean for Minnesota? We must take action now.

July 8, 2021

MN Legislature’s Health Care Champions Push for Reproductive Freedom to Protect Minnesotans from Harmful Bills

Abortion bans stopped; bills to strengthen reproductive freedom stalled in 2021 legislative session

 

July 2, 2021

Letter Demanding Legislature to Pass Police Accountability Bills

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund is proud to stand with Black-led organizations, our BIPOC neighbors, and other progressive organizations in calling for the Minnesota Legislature to rise to the moment and pass additional police accountability measures.

April 22, 2021