Politicians shouldn’t be able to tell me that I can’t go to Planned Parenthood for my care. I don’t know where I would be now if Planned Parenthood hadn’t been there for my mind, body, and soul. No politician should be able to take that away from me, or anyone else.
The 2017 Minnesota legislative session has drawn to a close. This session, the Minnesota Legislature passed two bills aimed at limiting access to health care in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed them both.
This plan would make it harder to prevent unintended pregnancy, harder to have a healthy pregnancy, and harder to raise a family.
Minnesota women are deeply grateful that Governor Dayton is once again using his veto pen to protect a woman’s constitutionally protected right to abortion. A woman should be able to make decisions about her pregnancy with her doctor, based on what’s best for her health, not on how she receives her health insurance. Nor should she experience barriers to care based on laws that impose medically unnecessary restrictions for abortion providers.
Planned Parenthood Slams U.S. House for “Defunding” in the Worst Bill for Women’s Health in a Generation
“Defunding” Planned Parenthood would deny millions access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment
Sarah Stoesz: “This is the worst bill for women’s health in a generation. It makes it harder to prevent unintended pregnancy, harder to have a healthy pregnancy, and harder to raise a family.”
“I kind of liked the idea of being a bit of a visible counter-force to the protestors, really being able to greet people who might be nervous and scared no matter what they’re coming in to do—whatever sort of appointment they have—just because they have to go through the protestors.”
“They were open armed, they were very welcoming…they can kind of see that the people who go to Planned Parenthood are probably in greater need so that kind of caring feeling was definitely noticed.”
How an ordinary checkup gave rise to a frightening diagnosis, a successful treatment, and a committed advocate.
“The biggest thing that I’ve been saying to them is ‘if this matters to you, you need to get up and do something.’ Pick one thing to do. That does not mean posting on Facebook. That does not mean whining in my ear. It means what are you going to do?”