Planned Parenthood Action Fund Applauds Senate Rejection of 20-week Abortion Ban; Urges Voters to Turn Out in 2018
“This bill is part of a broader agenda by some politicians to ban abortion completely. That’s why we have to get every last voter to the polls in November. We must replace politicians that want to turn the clocks back on women with lawmakers that share our values.”
From the federal to the state level, attacks on women’s health and rights have been the centerpiece to the Trump Administration’s war on women. These attacks disproportionately harm women of color, undocumented women, LGBTQ+ folks, and low-income earning women.
From attempting to defund Planned Parenthood, to taking away birth control coverage for millions, to rolling back access to safe and legal abortion, there is no shortage of ways politicians are attempting to turn back the clocks on reproductive health and freedom.
“I did have an abortion, and that is why I’m pregnant now, and that’s why I get to have a family in the future.”
Minnesota women are deeply grateful that Governor Dayton is once again using his veto pen to protect a woman’s constitutionally protected right to abortion. A woman should be able to make decisions about her pregnancy with her doctor, based on what’s best for her health, not on how she receives her health insurance. Nor should she experience barriers to care based on laws that impose medically unnecessary restrictions for abortion providers.
SF704 (HF812) is an unconstitutional restriction on a woman’s right to abortion that would require abortion clinics to meet discriminatory, unnecessary, and burdensome standards.
SF702 (HF809) would eliminate abortion coverage for Medicaid-insured women. A person’s source of health insurance shouldn’t determine whether or not they can access an abortion.
Abortion stigma, or the shared cultural understanding that abortion is morally wrong and/or socially unacceptable, often silences the most important voices in the political conversation: people who have actually had abortions.
Please understand three things: the work the organization does, the wide support it has and the motives of those who would thwart it.