After passing the Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety committee, the Protect Reproductive Options Act will move to the Senate floor
St. Paul, MN — Today, the Protect Reproductive Options Act (PRO Act) passed the Minnesota Senate Judiciary and Public Safety committee, clearing its way to be voted on the Senate floor. The PRO Act establishes the fundamental right for every Minnesotan to make decisions about their own reproductive health care, including the right to choose contraception, the right to fertility treatment, the right to carry a pregnancy to term and the right to abortion.
The PRO Act has moved quickly through the Minnesota legislature, passing three committees each in the Minnesota House and Senate. On Thursday, the Minnesota House will hold a floor vote on the bill. The law is enacted immediately upon signature by Governor Walz.
Statement from Tim Stanley, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund:
“It’s incredible to see the Minnesota Legislature move the PRO Act swiftly through all the necessary committees. Minnesotans shouldn’t have to worry that basic health care rights could be decimated by future courts or anti-abortion politicians.
As neighboring states introduce legislation to ban abortion, Minnesota has become a regional and national leader for protecting reproductive rights. The decision whether or when to become a parent is deeply personal. In Minnesota, we know that those decisions should be made by a patient and their doctor.”
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 electoral 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. We work to inspire and engage citizens to take up the cause of reproductive health and rights through education, electoral activity, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy.
Visit us at www.plannedparenthoodadvocate.org