Though 2018 Minnesota Legislative Session lasted only three months, Republican lawmakers spent the Session passing legislation that needlessly attacked reproductive health and rights and rejecting proposals for proactive policies that would have helped Minnesotans.
“Make no mistake, the bill introduced today is a serious attack on Minnesotan’s health and safety. People need access to safe and legal abortion so they can decide what’s best for their health and for their families.”
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Praises Governor Dayton for Protecting the Patient-Doctor Relationship
We commend Governor Dayton for vetoing SF 2849, which is completely unnecessary since women already have the option to view an ultrasound prior to an abortion. Governor Dayton showed once again that he believes patients deserve their physicians’ best medical judgment and counsel, not unnecessary mandates dictated by politicians. This veto is yet another example of Governor Dayton’s leadership, putting the health and rights of all Minnesotans before politics.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Denounces Minnesota Republican Leadership for Ignoring Birth Control Access
“The legislature should focus on priorities that improve our state’s health, like making sure Minnesotans have affordable contraception, not on bills that undermine the patient-doctor relationship.”
The #BirthControlBus is more than just a resource to let people know where they can go to receive expert contraceptive advice, it is also a way to get people fired up about Planned Parenthood and the importance of high-quality reproductive and sexual health care.
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.
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.