Republicans in the Minnesota House voted to allow employers to deny coverage for birth control, prioritizing bosses’ religious beliefs over people’s rights to basic health care. At the same time, House Republicans voted to reject the Protect Access to Contraception (PAC) Act.
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate defeated a proposal to ensure that no-cost birth control coverage remains secure in Minnesota.
Sexual assault is a preventable affliction in Minnesota and our lawmakers had a chance to do something about it. Instead, Republican leadership turned their backs on young people and voted against this common-sense proposal.
HF 2998 / SF 2644 would require that district and charter schools develop and implement a consent program for grades 8-12 to prevent and reduce incidences of sexual assault. This common-sense proposal allows schools to integrate information about consent, personal responsibility and healthy relationships into existing health programs.
Not since 1978 has Minnesota had both senate seats, the Governor’s seat, eight congressional offices, and the entire Minnesota House of Representatives—all on the ballot in November. Here's what you need to know about the 2018 Elections and how to join the fight to protect our health, our rights, and our communities.
Planned Parenthood is the largest source of sex education across our region, reaching more than 40,000 adults and young people. Highly trained sex educators are invited in to public and private schools, community centers, scout troops, churches, health clinics and more teach a variety of topics. In order to prevent sexual violence, young people need access to sex education that includes consent and healthy relationships, starting well before college and well before they become sexually active.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Statement on Tim Pawlenty’s Announcement that He Will Run for Governor
Tim Pawlenty left Minnesota with a legacy of extreme laws that limit women’s access to abortion in our state. During his eight years as Governor, he undermined the health of Minnesota women and families, slashing health care funding while the number of uninsured Minnesotans increased by 50 percent.
It’s up to all of us to stand up for what we believe in – to proclaim loudly that shame and stigma have no place in health care, and that everyone deserves high-quality, affordable health care and accurate information. Here are six ways you can show your solidarity with Planned Parenthood.
The Minnesota Senate Committee on Health and Human Services Finance and Policy advanced SF 2849, which requires health care providers to offer patients the option of viewing an ultrasound prior to an abortion.