MN Legislature’s Health Care Champions Push for Reproductive Freedom to Protect Minnesotans from Harmful Bills
Abortion bans stopped; bills to strengthen reproductive freedom stalled in 2021 legislative session
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund is proud to stand with Black-led organizations, our BIPOC neighbors, and other progressive organizations in calling for the Minnesota Legislature to rise to the moment and pass additional police accountability measures.
Biden-Harris Administration Announce Plans to End Harmful Title X Gag Rule that Excluded Planned Parenthood Patients
Title X grants fund patient care including birth control, contraceptive counseling, STI treatment, breast and cervical cancer screenings, pre-pregnancy care.
As the 2021 legislative session progresses, many bills are on their way to becoming law. While you may have learned how a bill becomes a law in school, many of us need a refresher. Here’s the steps a bill takes to becomes a law in Minnesota.
SF 1636 singles out abortion providers and forces them to jump through hoops despite the fact that abortion is one of the safest medical procedure.
Across Minnesota youth continue to share their stories in legislative testimonies, letters to the editor, and on social media. A recurring theme: Inadequate sexual health education leaves youth with questions and shame.
"In my district, like many others in Minnesota, we did not learn about LGBTQ+ sexual health and identity. The topic was completely ignored, which made me, as a member of the community, feel completely ignored and also afraid—afraid that there was something wrong with me as I was not included in the conversation at all."
-Maple, Minnesota student activist for comprehensive sex education
Legislation provides affordable birth control, regardless of cost or employers’ personal beliefs, and free from insurance barriers or political interference.
Despite the changes, participating in this year’s legislative process is more important than ever.