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The attacks on reproductive health this session included bills that could have:

  • Restricted access to safe and legal abortion for rural women;
  • Placed unnecessary restrictions on abortion providers in order to shut down clinics across the state;
  • Eliminated abortion coverage for women who access health insurance from state sponsored programs; and
  • Eliminated access to Planned Parenthood clinics for 45,000 patients each year who rely on Planned Parenthood for birth control, STD testing and treatment, clinical breast exams, and life-saving cancer screenings.

None of these dangerous provisions passed.

We are grateful to our steadfast allies in the Minnesota House and Senate and the Governor's office, all who went to great lengths to prevent these measures from becoming law. But we know that our opponents will never give up. We're always one election from being a Wisconsin, Texas or Ohio. Since 2011, nearly 300 restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion have been passed into law in states all across the country.

The legislative session may be over, but the fight for women's reproductive health continues, the 2016 election is just 166 days away.

In order to ensure that Minnesota remains an oasis for reproductive health and freedom, we must now turn our focus to electing reproductive health champions to the Minnesota House and Senate. Let's create a Minnesota where we can not only stop our state from turning back the clock on reproductive health, but also move our state forward.

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Solidarity Day

Every year on Good Friday, anti-Planned Parenthood protesters descend on the Planned Parenthood clinic at Vandalia Street in Saint Paul to shame and intimidate patients. They can have their protest. We’re going to have a rally. Join us Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to stand in solidarity and celebration as we proudly show the world that Planned Parenthood is here for good. RSVP in advance and you'll get an exclusive button when you check in!

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Fight Back Against the Title X Gag Rule

The Trump-Pence administration's Title X gag rule would block access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other basic care that Planned Parenthood patients rely on. Take action by a sending message to the elected officials that represent you to encourage them to vote in favor of HF 1011 / SF 1293, a bill that will increase funding for the state-based Family Planning Special Projects (FPSP) grant and help offset the impact of this dangerous rule.

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Become a Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Minnesota. Volunteers help elect Planned Parenthood champions, advance reproductive health legislation, educate and engage the public around our services and our political work, and more. By becoming a volunteer, you will play an integral role in ensuring access to reproductive health care. 

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