The Minnesota House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services Reform Committee advanced HF 3194, which requires health care providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion. This bill is unnecessary since women already have the option to view an ultrasound prior to an abortion. The legislation interferes in the relationship between a patient and her doctor, putting politics where it doesn’t belong.
HF 2998 / SF 2644 would require the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to create “Choose Life” license plates, with proceeds going to Positive Alternative to Abortion grantees (i.e. crisis pregnancy centers).
HF 2792 would ban abortion at the point of fertilization, confer personhood status on a fertilized egg, and makes performing an abortion a felony crime. Politicians have no business making health care decisions for Minnesota women.
HF 3194/SF 2849 would require providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion. Doctors, not politicians, should determine the health care needs of patients.
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.
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.
With the support of one generous donor, the Planned Parenthood headquarters in St. Paul decided to share this message of reassurance in the form of a new billboard. Now when patients drive into the clinic, often past protesters, they are greeted with the reassuring message that “Planned Parenthood is here for good.”
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In a district carried by Donald Trump, Senator-elect Karla Bigham secured a key victory against a well-funded and very well-known Republican opponent.