Today, a group of committed legislators gathered on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol to announce the formation of the first ever Reproductive Freedom Caucus within the Minnesota Legislature.
Lawmakers and advocates gathered virtually on Thursday to discuss the state of abortion access and call for state and federal legislation to protect and expand abortion access in Minnesota and nationwide.
Abortion is legal, so why does it always feel like this is not the case? The reality for many Americans is that while abortion is indeed legal, it remains largely inaccessible. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) addresses this at the federal level.
Minnesotans call on legislators to protect reproductive freedom in state, pass MN’s PRO Act
Ending the stigma and sparking change: How to talk to your friends and family about comprehensive sex education
Everyone deserves access to sex education that is scientifically accurate, LGBTQ+ inclusive, consent-centered, culturally responsive, and shame free. So how do we make comprehensive sex education a reality for everyone? We start by talking about it with our friends and family.
From leading initiatives on comprehensive sex education, to organizing their peers to protect reproductive freedom, young people are at the heart of Planned Parenthood’s work. Selam is a high school student, a Planned Parenthood intern, and a volunteer with Generation Action (a.k.a Gen Action), a country-wide network of young people who are advocating for sexual and reproductive health. We asked Selam some questions about her involvement with Planned Parenthood, and why it’s important for her to join the fight for sexual and reproductive health.
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.
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.
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