Minnesota House and Senate Health and Human Services Omnibus Bills Show Stark Contrast on Reproductive Health
Unfortunately, the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate has refused to even consider bills that would ensure that birth control is affordable and accessible for all. Instead, Republican lawmakers have prioritized unconstitutional abortion bans, funding for fake women’s health clinics and health care cuts, none of which will help Minnesotans get the health care they need to plan for their health and families.
"Planned Parenthood nurses really care about women and care about families, and I think that shows in how we take care of patients. This isn’t just a job for us."
"I feel very strongly about every child being a wanted child, strongly about women’s access to reproductive health care. I’m a feminist and I believe that women need control of their fertility to fully participate in society."
"I work at Planned Parenthood because I believe so strongly in educating and supporting women and men in their choices regarding reproductive health."
"We don’t ever turn anyone away, and that’s why we’re so busy. We don’t want to send anyone away, because for some patients it was really hard for them to get here. It could have been hard for them to leave the house, to find time, or to be safe from a dangerous partner. So once they’re here, we always serve them."
"If you have a question or if you’re worried about something, just call. It takes five minutes for me to go over something or answer a simple question, and then you don’t have to worry anymore."
"I fell in love with the patients, the environment, the education, and uncovered my passion for working with young women and caring for them."
"The work we do is pretty profound, and it’s really a privilege. It still amazes me that I get to meet people and have a short interaction with them in which they’ll tell me some of the most intimate things about their lives."
This week, we're saying “thank you” to the compassionate and skilled nurses who work every day to keep the women, men, and young people in their communities healthy, and to ensure they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, including cancer screenings, birth control, testing and treatment for STDs, and medically-accurate sexual health information. Join us in celebrating the remarkable dedication of Planned Parenthood nurses this week and all year long!