On May 21, more than 1,000 activists protested the extreme abortion bans across the country at Minnesota State Capitol. Activists rallied in all 50 states as a part of a national STOP THE BANS day of action. The stakes couldn’t be higher for the 2020 election—we must ensure Minnesotans can continue to get the reproductive health care they need, including access to safe, legal abortion.
As the nation’s largest provider of sex education, Planned Parenthood is committed to helping young people stay safe and healthy, working every day to make sure young people get developmentally appropriate, LGBTQ-inclusive information, skills, and answers to their questions about sex and relationships, without shame or judgment.
The Trump-Pence administration continues, time and again, to make matters worse for those Americans who already have fewer resources and more obstacles to health and prosperity.
Minnesota House and Senate Health and Human Services Omnibus Bills Show Stark Contrast on Reproductive Health
Unfortunately, the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate has refused to even consider bills that would ensure that birth control is affordable and accessible for all. Instead, Republican lawmakers have prioritized unconstitutional abortion bans, funding for fake women’s health clinics and health care cuts, none of which will help Minnesotans get the health care they need to plan for their health and families.
"Planned Parenthood nurses really care about women and care about families, and I think that shows in how we take care of patients. This isn’t just a job for us."
"I feel very strongly about every child being a wanted child, strongly about women’s access to reproductive health care. I’m a feminist and I believe that women need control of their fertility to fully participate in society."
"I work at Planned Parenthood because I believe so strongly in educating and supporting women and men in their choices regarding reproductive health."
"We don’t ever turn anyone away, and that’s why we’re so busy. We don’t want to send anyone away, because for some patients it was really hard for them to get here. It could have been hard for them to leave the house, to find time, or to be safe from a dangerous partner. So once they’re here, we always serve them."
"If you have a question or if you’re worried about something, just call. It takes five minutes for me to go over something or answer a simple question, and then you don’t have to worry anymore."