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.
When it comes to protecting access to safe, legal abortion as well as birth control and life-saving medical exams for women, time and again we have learned a singular truth: elections matter. Since the Trump Administration took hold of Washington, we’ve been working tirelessly to defeat attacks against our health, rights, and communities. The 2018 election is only six months away—now is the time to hold politicians accountable and elect leaders who will fight with us.
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.
Last week, Minnesota State Senator Karin Housley said that laws created to help women make them "look weaker." Sorry, not sorry, Senator Housley, we flat out disagree. There are countless ways that proactive health care policy can improve the everyday lives of women and families in Minnesota.
Republicans in the Minnesota House voted to allow employers to deny coverage for birth control, prioritizing bosses’ religious beliefs over people’s rights to basic health care. At the same time, House Republicans voted to reject the Protect Access to Contraception (PAC) Act.
Republicans in the Minnesota Senate defeated a proposal to ensure that no-cost birth control coverage remains secure in Minnesota.
Sexual assault is a preventable affliction in Minnesota and our lawmakers had a chance to do something about it. Instead, Republican leadership turned their backs on young people and voted against this common-sense proposal.
HF 2998 / SF 2644 would require that district and charter schools develop and implement a consent program for grades 8-12 to prevent and reduce incidences of sexual assault. This common-sense proposal allows schools to integrate information about consent, personal responsibility and healthy relationships into existing health programs.