This week, the court announced a decision on a case out of Ohio related to voting rights and voter registration, ruling for the state in a narrow 5-4 decision, holding that the process at issue does not violate federal law. Democracy relies on all people having equal access to the right to vote. We all must work tirelessly to ensure that everyone has a voice and a vote.
What happened during—and after—the DFL State Convention in Rochester last weekend means there are a lot of candidates on the ballot, but access to safe, legal abortion, birth control, and life-saving medical exams are also on the ballot—and that’s why it’s more important than ever to get informed and get busy.
Last week, the court rejected an appeal on a dangerous abortion ban in Arkansas—and this week, the court issued two decisions—one related to abortion rights and one related to LGBTQ rights and anti-discrimination policy.
More than 7,000 in Rep. Paulsen’s district rely on Title X funds, so why won't he commit to protecting them and ensuring that his constituents have a place to go for life-saving health care like cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment?
Governor Dayton Joins Opposition to Trump’s “Gag Rule” that Restricts Access to Reproductive Health Care
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund applauds Governor Dayton for standing with Minnesota women to protect essential health care services.
A Pawlenty-Fischbach administration would turn the clock back decades on women’s health and severely limit women’s access to cancer screenings and contraception. This ticket would impede the progress we’ve made on lowering rates of unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy and abortion.
Everyone, regardless of their race, of their income, or where they live, deserves the best medical care and information available. Under this rule, they won’t get it. Here in Minnesota, 53,000 patients across 31 locations – including 51,000 Planned Parenthood patients – rely on Title X-funded clinics for life-saving health care, cancer screening, birth control, and STI testing. Title X funding is a major part of our public health infrastructure that provides Minnesotans with the birth control and reproductive health services they need.
Though 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session lasted only three months, Republican lawmakers spent the Session passing legislation that needlessly attacked reproductive health and rights and rejecting proposals for proactive policies that would have helped Minnesotans.
“Make no mistake, the bill introduced today is a serious attack on Minnesotan’s health and safety. People need access to safe and legal abortion so they can decide what’s best for their health and for their families.”