It's up to us to keep fighting to protect Planned Parenthood health centers, so they can continue to serve the people who rely on them — people who come from communities that need our continued support in this new reality — immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, people of faith, and more. It's up to us to stand strong. It's up to us to make sure that Planned Parenthood health centers will be there wherever and whenever they are needed, no matter what.
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund endorsed candidates.
The stakes for women’s health have never been higher than they are in the 2016 election -- access to safe and legal abortion, insurance coverage for birth control, and ensuring patients can still access Planned Parenthood’s preventive services are all hanging in the balance.
While the Presidential race draws most of the attention and focus, it clear that who we elect at the local level has a huge impact on reproductive health and rights. Since 2010, over 300 abortion restrictions have been passed in the United States - all at the state level.
Peer health educators from Minnesota joined 150 other young change-makers for Lift as we Climb, the inaugural Teen Council Summit in Washington D.C. The Teen Council Program is an educational model that trains teen members to present medically-accurate sexuality information to their peers and other members of their communities.
St. Paul, MN – July 7, 2016 – Last night, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, MN. The following is a statement from Sarah Stoesz, President and CEO of PPMNS.
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.
On June 27, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision on abortion access, ruling that Texas’ dangerous, medically unnecessary abortion restrictions — which were designed to shut down clinics but billed as “helpful” to women — are, in fact, unconstitutional. Abortion rights advocates and Planned Parenthood affiliates in all corners of the country celebrated, and Minnesota was no exception.
This morning the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 to protect access to safe and legal abortion. In standing up for Texas women, the Court reinforced that politicians can't pass laws that punish women by blocking access to safe abortion under the guise of protecting their health.