On June 21, more than 400 supporters turned out in St. Paul to stand with Planned Parenthood and urge Congress to protect health care access.
Everyone has a right to health care and compassion. I trust women, and women need Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act.
Politicians shouldn’t be able to tell me that I can’t go to Planned Parenthood for my care. I don’t know where I would be now if Planned Parenthood hadn’t been there for my mind, body, and soul. No politician should be able to take that away from me, or anyone else.
The 2017 Minnesota legislative session has drawn to a close. This session, the Minnesota Legislature passed two bills aimed at limiting access to health care in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton vetoed them both.
This plan would make it harder to prevent unintended pregnancy, harder to have a healthy pregnancy, and harder to raise a family.
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.
The work we do is pretty profound, and it’s really a privilege. It still amazes me that I get to meet people and have a short interaction with them in which they’ll tell me some of the most intimate things about their lives.
Minnesota women are deeply grateful that Governor Dayton is once again using his veto pen to protect a woman’s constitutionally protected right to abortion. A woman should be able to make decisions about her pregnancy with her doctor, based on what’s best for her health, not on how she receives her health insurance. Nor should she experience barriers to care based on laws that impose medically unnecessary restrictions for abortion providers.
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.