Planned Parenthood Applauds Walz-Flanagan Administration for Prioritizing Reproductive Health Care in Budget
With today’s budget announcement, the Governor and Lieutenant Governor are delivering on their bold vision of One Minnesota and putting the needs of Minnesota women and families front and center.
There is significant unmet need for reproductive health care services across Minnesota. Not only will increased funding help clinics withstand the federal family planning cuts, the increased funding will allow clinics to serve more patients, address the STD crisis, ensure access to birth control and improve the overall health of Minnesotans.
During the construction of the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Uptown, PPMNS will continue to provide care at a temporary clinic just two blocks away.
"I didn’t have any symptoms. I didn’t have any idea what was going on inside my body. But I am so glad I scheduled that appointment at Planned Parenthood. If I hadn’t made that appointment, my story could be very different. Planned Parenthood saved my life."
Supporters came together with thousands of Minnesotans to brave the cold and once again flood the streets during the Women’s March in Saint Paul. Looking out over a sea of pink, it was undeniable: We are powerful. We are resilient. We are unstoppable.
HF 271 / SF 869 would outlaw abortion from the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected through abdominal ultrasound—as early as six weeks, before most women even know they are pregnant. If enacted, it would effectively ban nearly all abortion in Minnesota, with rare exception. Every person should have the right to make personal, private health care decisions without political interference.
HF 271 is a serious attack on Minnesotans' health and safety. It bans abortion before most women even know they are pregnant and is fundamentally out of touch with the people of our state. This is an extreme move that jeopardizes Minnesotans' health, defying constitutional rights and all medical standards for reproductive health care.
As we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we continue to fight attacks on safe, legal abortion. It is more important than ever to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care—including safe, legal abortion. Now is the time to take the energy and victories from the 2018 midterm elections and turn them into real and tangible policy change in Minnesota.
On the heels of the historic 2018 midterm election, we're ready protect and expand access to reproductive health care in Minnesota.