A full year after Republicans pulled the Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care bill from the Senate floor, because their disastrous bill could not get the necessary votes to allow them to gut protections for pre-existing conditions and strip health care from millions of Americans, Republicans still aren't telling the truth about protecting people who have pre-existing conditions.
President Trump’s namesake is visiting Minnesota to fundraise for Rep. Jason Lewis and Rep. Erik Paulsen, two of the state’s most-anti women’s health Republicans. Paulsen and Lewis have helped the administration do whatever it wants — even when it’s not at what Minnesotans want. For nearly two years, the Trump-Pence administration has ruthlessly attacked our health and rights, and Rep. Paulsen and Rep. Lewis have supported its entire agenda.
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Governor Dayton Adds Minnesota to List of States Urging Health and Human Services Secretary Azar to Maintain Integrity of Title X Program
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund applauds Dayton for standing up for 53,000 Minnesota Planned Parenthood patients.
From the Title X gag rule to Trump’s dangerous Supreme Court pick, reproductive health care is under attack and abortion access is at risk across the country. Minnesota is the last state in the Upper Midwest with a Democratic governor and limited restrictions on safe, legal abortion—and you can help keep it that way—regardless of what happens in Washington D.C.
From reprehensible quotes to reprehensible votes, Rep. Jason Lewis has consistently shown that he does not deserve to represent the people of Minnesota.
From a long list of deplorable comments about women to his abysmal voting record and relentless attacks on health care, Rep. Lewis has made it clear that he is willing to support policy that is every bit as offensive as his comments, including gutting birth control protections in the ACA, defunding Planned Parenthood, and restricting access to safe, legal abortion.
Supreme Court Watch: Trump Picks Next Supreme Court Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh; Future of Abortion Rights Hangs in the Balance
We oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court and call on the Senate to do the same. With this nomination, women’s constitutional right to access safe, legal abortion in this country is in danger. We know how Brett Kavanaugh would rule on Roe v. Wade, because the president told us: Brett Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v. Wade.
Slight Increase in Abortions in Minnesota; Minnesotans Need More Access to Family Planning Services and Sex Education
The number of abortions in Minnesota rose very slightly in 2017 and that tells us that people still need more access to birth control and sex education. This data underscores the importance of maintaining public funding for family planning services so Minnesotans can visit their local public health providers, like Planned Parenthood.