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During debate, opponent Jim Schultz called abortion a “distraction”


St. Paul, MN  — Today, Attorney General Keith Ellison debated opponent Jim Schultz on Minnesota Public Radio. Attorney General Keith Ellison reiterated his promise to fight against all challenges to Minnesota laws protecting the right to abortion and has said he will directly intervene to protect from prosecution anyone who travels to Minnesota for an abortion from a state where abortion is banned.


Statement from Emily Bisek, Vice President of Communications for Planned Parenthood Minnesota Political Action Fund:


“Abortion is not a distraction. Abortion is personal, and abortion is essential health care. The decision to end a pregnancy should be left up to the patient and their doctor, not politicians. Minnesotans need state officials in every level of elected office who support abortion access. We are fighting for a future with full reproductive freedom for all—no matter who you are, where you live, or how much money you make. Attorney General Keith Ellison is in an essential position to protect Minnesotans’ rights, and to protect patients travelling to Minnesota for abortion care. We are living in a world where patients and doctors could someday be prosecuted for abortion care. It’s frightening, it’s wrong and it’s why we need Keith Ellison as Attorney General.”




Founded in 2003, the Planned Parenthood of Minnesota Political Action Fund (PPMPAF) is focused on electing reproductive and sexual health champions. The political work of PPMPAF helps Planned Parenthood North Central States care for its patients and educate the community by ensuring our elected in state and national legislatures will protect and strengthen access to patient-focused health care, increase access to inclusive, medically-accurate sexuality education, and support laws Minnesotans need to thrive.


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