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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

Biden-Harris Administration Announce Plans to End Harmful Title X Gag Rule that Excluded Planned Parenthood Patients

Title X grants fund patient care including birth control, contraceptive counseling, STI treatment, breast and cervical cancer screenings, pre-pregnancy care.

March 19, 2021

How a Bill Becomes a Law

As the 2021 legislative session progresses, many bills are on their way to becoming law. While you may have learned how a bill becomes a law in school, many of us need a refresher. Here’s the steps a bill takes to becomes a law in Minnesota.

March 18, 2021

MN Senate Committee Advances Medically Unnecessary Requirements for Abortion Providers

SF 1636 singles out abortion providers and forces them to jump through hoops despite the fact that abortion is one of the safest medical procedure.

March 16, 2021

Stand With the Young People Fighting for Comprehensive Sex Ed

Across Minnesota youth continue to share their stories in legislative testimonies, letters to the editor, and on social media. A recurring theme: Inadequate sexual health education leaves youth with questions and shame.

March 3, 2021

Youth Lead the Fight for Statewide Comprehensive Sex Education

"In my district, like many others in Minnesota, we did not learn about LGBTQ+ sexual health and identity. The topic was completely ignoredwhich made me, as a member of the community, feel completely ignored and also afraid—afraid that there was something wrong with me as I was not included in the conversation at all."

-Maple, Minnesota student activist for comprehensive sex education

Feb. 19, 2021