Planned Parenthood stands with the courageous women who are coming forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault. For far too long, these behaviors have been brushed aside and ignored. Sexual assault and harassment are completely unacceptable and should never be tolerated, or turned away from, in any setting including the workplace. Perpetrators of sexual assault and/or harassment must be held accountable for their actions. We all deserve to feel safe and respected in our workplaces.
"He can save money for retirement; he can buy his own clothing and pay for his own car. He’s very excited. And he’s not somebody who will take it for granted.”
“It was welcoming and non-judgmental. There was no, 'gee, really? You want this? Why do you want this?' None of that. Just very respectful and very professional and very comforting. You know all the things you would expect from Planned Parenthood and I was really pleased that you do it better.”
“A few years ago I had to take my daughter to the hospital because she was having symptoms that looked very much like appendicitis. It turned out it wasn’t, but of course it was 400 dollars to have it checked out. Now, if something like that happens, I won’t have to worry about the cost.”
"I am going to be in a much better place starting January 1 because of this coverage and because of the help I received from my Navigator.”
Like many people, Jasmine depends on prescription medications to keep her healthy. But when she left her job to prepare for medical school, her monthly medical bills became too much to handle. She worried that she might have to quit school if she couldn't find affordable health insurance.
The 2017 municipal elections are on November 7! Many issues that are critical to our daily lives are on the Election Day ballot, so no matter who you vote for, make sure you vote.
The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is still in effect, and will be unless there's a change in the law. That means that birth control — including IUDs and the implant — is still covered without a copay. And there's still time to get covered. In Minnesota, you can sign up for coverage until January 14, 2018.
From attempts to repeal and replace the ACA, to defunding Planned Parenthood, to protecting perpetrators of sexual assault on college campuses--our patients need the support of our community more than ever.