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Election 2018: Minnesota's Midterm Ballot

What happened during—and after—the DFL State Convention in Rochester last weekend means there are a lot of candidates on the ballot, but access to safe, legal abortion, birth control, and life-saving medical exams are also on the ballot—and that’s why it’s more important than ever to get informed and get busy.

June 6, 2018

Supreme Court Watch: Abortion Rights and LGBTQ Rights

Last week, the court rejected an appeal on a dangerous abortion ban in Arkansas—and this week, the court issued two decisions—one related to abortion rights and one related to LGBTQ rights and anti-discrimination policy.

June 5, 2018

Rep. Paulsen: Holds Fake Town Halls, Still Clueless About Planned Parenthood

More than 7,000 in Rep. Paulsen’s district rely on Title X funds, so why won't he commit to protecting them and ensuring that his constituents have a place to go for life-saving health care like cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment? 

June 1, 2018

Governor Dayton Joins Opposition to Trump’s “Gag Rule” that Restricts Access to Reproductive Health Care

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund applauds Governor Dayton for standing with Minnesota women to protect essential health care services.

June 1, 2018

Pawlenty-Fischbach Ticket Would Set Minnesota Women Back Decades

A Pawlenty-Fischbach administration would turn the clock back decades on women’s health and severely limit women’s access to cancer screenings and contraception. This ticket would impede the progress we’ve made on lowering rates of unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy and abortion.

May 31, 2018

What Minnesotans Should Know About Trump’s Dangerous Title X Gag Rule

Everyone, regardless of their race, of their income, or where they live, deserves the best medical care and information available. Under this rule, they won’t get it. Here in Minnesota, 53,000 patients across 31 locations – including 51,000 Planned Parenthood patients – rely on Title X-funded clinics for life-saving health care, cancer screening, birth control, and STI testing. Title X funding is a major part of our public health infrastructure that provides Minnesotans with the birth control and reproductive health services they need. 

May 25, 2018

2018 Minnesota Legislative Session Recap

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.

May 23, 2018

Minnesota Republicans Risk Lives with Bill to Make Abortion Illegal, Unsafe

“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.”

May 17, 2018

Six Week Abortion Ban (HF 4524)

HF 4524 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.

May 17, 2018