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?”
“I found out if you have insurance you can still come here—that’s money that will go to Planned Parenthood. So I feel like coming in and being a patient here, it’s like giving your patronage to a business that you care about.”
“I solidified my belief that reproductive rights are a basic human right. I grew more comfortable with my sexuality, learning how to talk about it openly and comfortably. I met dozens of truly remarkable folks, and I drew from their strength.”
SF800 is a proposed $2 million cut from Minnesota’s family planning safety net affecting low-income Minnesotans and their families, many of whom will be left without access to family planning care and cancer prevention services.
Nearly 2000 constituents in the 3rd Congressional District have spoken out to tell Representative Erik Paulsen that they do not want to see patients blocked from coming to Planned Parenthood. Pillamina—the human-sized birth control pill pack—will be delivering their petitions to Rep. Paulsen.
Planned Parenthood plays an indispensible role in providing family planning care in Minnesota. It would be impossible for other health care providers, like community health centers, to absorb Planned Parenthood’s patients and provide them with same level of high-quality reproductive health care.
US House Introduces Bill to Repeal ACA and Block Medicaid Patients From Coming to Planned Parenthood
“For the vast majority of people in this country, Planned Parenthood is the solution, not the problem. One in five women in America has relied on Planned Parenthood, and their health care shouldn't get caught up in congressional Republicans' extreme agenda. This proposal would deny millions of women – including thousands here in our region – access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment.”
HF1962 would cut off the state funding and federal funding that many women rely on in order to get basic reproductive health care like birth control, clinical breast exams, and cervical cancer screenings.