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Our Rights. Our Bodies. Our Vote.

Minnesota is at risk in the wake of the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The stakes have never been higher now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the federal right to abortion, giving states the power to ban abortions even in the case of rape or incest.  We must take control. Our rights and access to reproductive health care, including safe, legal abortion, depend on elected leaders at all levels of government. 

Make a plan to elect Planned Parenthood champions up and down the ballot.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Advocates On Your Ballot

Heather Gustafson for Minnesota Senate
Heather Gustafson, candidate for Minnesota Senate, smiles in front of a brick building.

Heather Gustafson is committed to advancing reproductive freedom. In a Facebook post, she explains: “I’m running to protect the rights of mothers who cannot afford to feed another child. I’m running to protect the rights of people to choose if and when they want to become a parent. I’m running to provide my daughters with the ability to make decisions for their own bodies."

@Heather Gustafson for State Senate Facebook post on June 24, 2022

Susie Strom for Minnesota House 36A
Susie Strom, candidate for Minnesota House, smiles while looking off camera.

Susie Strom supports legislation that preserves safe and legal access to abortion and strongly advocates for reproductive freedom in Minnesota. In a Tweet on July 8, she declared: "It’s more important than ever that we elect leaders who will protect reproductive rights and abortion access in our state."

@StromforMN tweet on July 8, 2022

Brion Curran for Minnesota House 36B
Brion Curran, candidate for Minnesota House in 36B, smiles at the camera.

Brion Curran understands the fight for reproductive freedom is about personal health care decisions. “I believe in each person’s individual right to choose what happens to their own body. Being pro-choice is not the same as being pro-abortion. I support each person’s right to access safe reproductive health services if they so choose”

Brion Curran for State House website

Governor Tim Walz
Governor Tim Walz smiles brightly from a white front porch.

In response to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion, Governor Tim Walz vowed to oppose any legislation banning abortion in Minnesota, tweeting: “There will never be an abortion ban under my watch. The right to an abortion will be respected in Minnesota as long as I am in office.”

@Tim_Walz tweet on May 4, 2022

Attorney General Keith Ellison
Attorney General Keith Ellison smiling with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.

Attorney General Keith Ellison has promised to fight all challenges to Minnesota laws protecting the right to abortion and has said he will directly intervene to protect from prosecution anyone who travels to Minnesota for an abortion from a state where abortion is banned.

Official press release from Attorney General Ellison 6.21.2022

Secretary of State Steve Simon
Secretary of State Steve Simon smiles in a soft grey room.

Reproductive rights are linked to voting rights. We must secure voting rights for everyone.

Under Secretary of State Steve Simon's leadership, Minnesota has led the nation in voter turnout for the past three elections in a row. He is working to defend our democracy, strengthen the freedom to vote for all eligible Minnesotans, and push back against dangerous disinformation about our elections.

Steve Simon for Minnesota website

Take Control in pink with yellow and black background.

A Bold Plan

Planned Parenthood champions have a bold plan to secure the reproductive freedom of all Minnesotans, no matter who you are, where you live, and how much you make. We must re-elect Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and candidates that support safe and legal abortion in both the Minnesota House and Senate to pass the laws Minnesotans need.

We believe no one is free unless they control their bodies, lives, and futures. It's time to take control.

A Threat to Our Fundamental Rights

Republican candidate for governor Scott Jensen and his running mate Matt Birk have said they will ban abortion even in cases of rape or incest.

  • GOP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Scott Jensen, said in a March 2022 interview: “I would try to ban abortion. I think that we’re basically in a situation where we should be governed by pro-life.”1
  • Jensen’s running mate, Matt Birk, proudly celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. He explained he doesn’t believe that rape victims should be able to get abortions.2
  • Scott Jensen and Matt Birk's extreme views are not aligned with the majority of Minnesotans who support safe and legal abortion.

1. Minnesota Public Radio Interview 3.15.2022 2. Vanity Fair 7.19.2022 Jensen photo: Edited to grey scale from Dr. Scott Jensen Facebook page. Birk photo: Edited to grey scale from screenshot of video from National Right to Life speech.

 

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan walking at the Minnesota State Fair with shirts that say "Not on our watch" in reference to their pledge that no abortion bans will be passed while they are in office.

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan Will Protect Our Rights

Our rights to control our own bodies and lives are on the ballot this November. Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan will protect safe, legal abortion in Minnesota. They have made an important promise to Minnesotans: "There will NEVER be an abortion ban on our watch."1

They understand that personal health care decisions, including abortion, should be between and patient and their doctor. The administration will fight to ensure every Minnesota can get the reproductive health care they need free from political interference. 

The Walz-Flanagan administration has a record for fiercely pushing progress in Minnesota. During his tenure, Tim Walz:

  • proposed increased funding to the Family Planning Special Project grant that increases access to vital sexual and reproductive health care,2
  • joined 16 governors in calling for the United States Senate to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act on May 3, 2022,3
  • and signed an Executive Order banning conversion therapy in Minnesota.4

1. @PeggyFlanagan Instagram post on 08.26.2022 2. FPSP: FY2020-21 Budget Recommendations, Page 60 3. Open letter to the U.S. Senate 4. Executive Order

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We have a chance to elect candidates that will fight for safe and legal abortion in the House, Senate, and the Governor’s Office.

States across the country are decimating access to abortion, birth control, and sex education. We can’t take abortion access for granted. It could happen here. We must elect leaders who support the right of every person to make decisions about their own body and will work to protect our rights. 

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