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Stakes are High During 2020 Legislative Session

The 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session has started — and with the entire Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate on the ballot in 2020, the stakes for this session are high.

As we begin the 2020 Session, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund is again working to make sure that Minnesotans have access to the sexual and reproductive health care they need.

Feb. 14, 2020

Republican Lawmakers Vote to Allow Employers to Deny Birth Control Coverage

Republicans in the Minnesota House voted to allow employers to deny coverage for birth control, prioritizing bosses’ religious beliefs over people’s rights to basic health care. At the same time, House Republicans voted to reject the Protect Access to Contraception (PAC) Act.

May 2, 2018

Republican Lawmakers Reject Proposal to Protect Birth Control Coverage for One Million Minnesotans

Republicans in the Minnesota Senate defeated a proposal to ensure that no-cost birth control coverage remains secure in Minnesota.

April 27, 2018

Minnesota Legislators Announce Birth Control Protection Bill

The Protect Access to Contraception (PAC) Act will protect no-cost birth control in Minnesota

St. Paul, MN – March 8, 2018, Minnesota Legislators and supporters gathered in the Minnesota State Capitol to announce legislation that will protect no-cost birth control coverage in Minnesota from further attacks by the Trump Administration.  The legislation will guarantee the basic right of Minnesotans to plan their families and access the birth control method that is right for them. 

March 8, 2018

Protect Access to Contraception (PAC) Act (HF 3453 / SF 3101)

The PAC Act (HF 3453 / SF 3101) will protect access to no-cost contraception from further attacks by the Trump Administration. Minnesotans deserve to control their own bodies, plan their families, and access the birth control method that is right for them, regardless of cost and free of political interference.

March 7, 2018

Attacks on Reproductive Health and Rights in Minnesota in 2017

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.  

Dec. 12, 2017

Fight for Birth Control

The Trump Administration wants your ability to access birth control to be determined by your bosses’ beliefs. 

Dec. 6, 2017

Backdoor Attacks on Women’s Health and Birth Control and How it Impacts Planned Parenthood Patients

From attempts to repeal and replace the ACA, to defunding Planned Parenthood, to protecting perpetrators of sexual assault on college campuses--our patients need the support of our community more than ever.

Oct. 23, 2017

Legislators should preserve the birth control protections in the ACA for Minnesotans

Birth control is essential health care. The fact that we’re debating this in 2017 is demoralizing and preposterous. 

Oct. 18, 2017