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Geared Up for Legislative Session

Minnesota’s 2022 Legislative Session begins today and we’ve already begun the proactive fight for sexual and reproductive health care, comprehensive and inclusive sex education, and investments in our Minnesota communities. Your action and advocacy this year will be crucial to setting priorities at the Capitol.

Jan. 31, 2022

Do the courts impact our lives? You be the judge.

How many of us even remember learning the incredibly important role of the courts beyond the phrases checks and balances or separation of powers? The courts—and particularly the Supreme Court of the United States—feel very distant from the lives of average Americans but they hold the power to determine the fate of American reality.

Dec. 9, 2021

Thousands Set to Attend Rally and March for Abortion Rights in Minnesota

Thousands are expected to attend the #BansOffOurBodies March for Reproductive Freedom on Saturday, October 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be  hosted by Women’s March Minnesota (WMM), UnRestrict Minnesota, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund and more than 25 other groups.

Oct. 2, 2021

Planned Parenthood Applauds Minnesota Legislators for Forming Historic Reproductive Freedom Caucus

Today, a group of committed legislators gathered on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol to announce the formation of the first ever Reproductive Freedom Caucus within the Minnesota Legislature.

Sept. 24, 2021

Lawmakers and Advocates Push State and Federal Legislation to Protect and Expand Access to Abortion

Lawmakers and advocates gathered virtually on Thursday to discuss the state of abortion access and call for state and federal legislation to protect and expand abortion access in Minnesota and nationwide.

Sept. 17, 2021

Why Congress Must Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act to Uphold Reproductive Freedom

Abortion is legal, so why does it always feel like this is not the case? The reality for many Americans is that while abortion is indeed legal, it remains largely inaccessible. The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) addresses this at the federal level.

Sept. 15, 2021

Threat to Abortion Enters New Era As Texas Bans Abortion Today 

Minnesotans call on legislators to protect reproductive freedom in state, pass MN’s PRO Act

Sept. 1, 2021

Ending the stigma and sparking change: How to talk to your friends and family about comprehensive sex education

Everyone deserves access to sex education that is scientifically accurate, LGBTQ+ inclusive, consent-centered, culturally responsive, and shame free. So how do we make comprehensive sex education a reality for everyone? We start by talking about it with our friends and family.

Aug. 16, 2021

Young Advocate Spotlight: Selam

From leading initiatives on comprehensive sex education, to organizing their peers to protect reproductive freedom, young people are at the heart of Planned Parenthood’s work. Selam is a high school student, a Planned Parenthood intern, and a volunteer with Generation Action (a.k.a Gen Action), a country-wide network of young people who are advocating for sexual and reproductive health. We asked Selam some questions about her involvement with Planned Parenthood, and why it’s important for her to join the fight for sexual and reproductive health.

Aug. 16, 2021