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