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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.”

Jan. 29, 2018

Planned Parenthood Congratulates Tina Smith on Arrival to United States Senate

United States Senator Tina Smith will be a powerful, moving force for justice and continue her life’s work to improve people’s lives. In every position Senator Smith has held – she has brought her strategic leadership, her finely honed negotiating skills, her business acumen and her passion for women’s health and rights – and we are all better for it.

Jan. 3, 2018

Planned Parenthood applauds Governor Dayton’s decision to appoint Lt. Governor Tina Smith to the United States Senate

As United States Senator Tina Smith will be a powerful, moving force for justice and she’ll continue her life’s work to improve people’s lives.

Dec. 13, 2017

Letter to the Senate Finance Committee RE: Hearing to Consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal

"I write to you today to respectfully urge a ‘no’ vote on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill scheduled to be heard in this committee on Monday, September 25, 2017. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill will decimate federal Medicaid funding to states like Minnesota, block patients from freely accessing the health care provider of their choice and will fundamentally threaten the health and well-being of American women."

Sept. 22, 2017

Senate Moves to Imperil Health Care for Millions

“In all of its various forms, this bill is the worst bill for women in a generation. From ending maternity coverage and the birth control benefit for millions to blocking women’s access to preventive care at Planned Parenthood, every version of Trumpcare has been devastating to women. And at every step of the process, this legislation has only gotten worse as Republican leaders have chipped away at women’s health and rights. The Senate must reject Trumpcare, or they will be responsible for putting millions of people's lives at risk. Trumpcare would leave tens of millions of people stranded without the essential health care they and their families depend on today.”

July 26, 2017

Planned Parenthood Slams U.S. House for “Defunding” in the Worst Bill for Women’s Health in a Generation

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood would deny millions access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment

Sarah Stoesz: “This is the worst bill for women’s health in a generation. It makes it harder to prevent unintended pregnancy, harder to have a healthy pregnancy, and harder to raise a family.”

May 4, 2017

Giant Birth Control Pill Pack to Deliver Petitions to Representative Paulsen

Nearly 2000 constituents in the 3rd Congressional District have spoken out to tell Representative Erik Paulsen that they do not want to see patients blocked from coming to Planned Parenthood. Pillaminathe human-sized birth control pill packwill be delivering their petitions to Rep. Paulsen.

March 15, 2017

US House Introduces Bill to Repeal ACA and Block Medicaid Patients From Coming to Planned Parenthood

“For the vast majority of people in this country, Planned Parenthood is the solution, not the problem. One in five women in America has relied on Planned Parenthood, and their health care shouldn't get caught up in congressional Republicans' extreme agenda. This proposal would deny millions of women – including thousands here in our region – access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.”     

March 7, 2017