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National Volunteer Week – Kathleen

“Planned Parenthood Action Fund makes it easy to jump in, give as much time as you can, and truly make a difference.”

April 8, 2019

House HHS Omnibus Finance Bill (HF 2414)

The House Omnibus HHS Finance bill (HF 2414) includes provisions that protect access to no-cost birth control, allow people to receive up to 12 months of birth control at once and increases funding for critical reproductive health services.

April 3, 2019

Planned Parenthood Encourages Young People to Talk About STDs and Get Tested

Get yourself tested. Get yourself treated. Keep yourself healthy.

April 3, 2019

Ben’s Story: Planned Parenthood was there for me.

"I knew that getting tested was the smart thing to do, but I still felt embarrassed. I’m so glad I made that appointment. The whole experience was comfortable, low key, and—in the end—a relief. I almost felt silly for having built it up so much in my mind. Planned Parenthood was there for me."

April 2, 2019

Minnesota Reproductive Health Advocates Denounce Attacks on Safe, Legal Abortion; Praise Efforts to Protect Birth Control Coverage

Minnesota Legislators and supporters gathered in the Minnesota State Office Building to denounce efforts by Senate Republicans to ban abortion later in pregnancy and to applaud the Minnesota House leadership for standing up for affordable, accessible birth control for Minnesotans.

March 14, 2019

Planned Parenthood Applauds Minnesota Lawmakers for Supporting Comprehensive Sex Ed in Schools

The Minnesota House of Representatives debated HF 1414, a bill that requires Minnesota schools to teach medically-accurate, age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education. Currently, Minnesota has no statewide standard for sex education in schools.

March 1, 2019

Comprehensive Sex Education (HF 1414 / SF 2065)

Introduced by Rep. Todd Lippert (DFL-Northfield) and Sen. Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury), HF 1414 / SF 2065 would require Minnesota schools to teach medically-accurate, age-appropriate, comprehensive sex education. Comprehensive sex education will strengthen our communities. Now is the time for our leaders to stand up for healthy relationships and healthy futures for young people in Minnesota by supporting this important legislation.

Feb. 27, 2019

Trump-Pence Administration Moves to Block Access to Critical Health Care Services

This move by the Trump-Pence administration jeopardizes access to health care for patients who receive care through a statewide network of Planned Parenthood-supported Title X clinics. As a result, patients could lose access to critical services like birth control, STD testing and treatment, and life-saving cancer screenings. The detrimental impact of this policy on the health of Americans’ cannot be overstated. 

Feb. 22, 2019

Title X Gag Rule Defunds Planned Parenthood

The Trump-Pence administration has implemented a gag rule scheduled to take effect in 60 days. This gag rule will dismantle our nation’s family planning program, which is ensures that people with low incomes can access reproductive health care. In Minnesota, 53,000 patients across 31 locations–including 51,000 Planned Parenthood patients–rely on Title X-funded clinics for life-saving health care, cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing.

Feb. 22, 2019