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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.  

If Planned Parenthood champions win the majorities in both the Minnesota House and Senate, they could pass a law establishing the fundamental right of Minnesotans to make their own individual decisions regarding reproductive health care, including abortion. 

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Advocates On Your Ballot

Gov Tim Walz and Lt Gov Peggy Flanagan

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan are committed to protecting reproductive health care in Minnesota and have vowed to oppose any legislation banning abortion. Together they have promised that there will never be an abortion ban under their watch.

@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 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

John Hest for Minnesota House 4B

John Hest is a union member, an educator, and a father who grew up as a fifth generation farmer in Minnesota. He promises to fight for reproductive freedom at the Capitol. In response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Hest said, "it is more important than ever for us to make clear our commitment to reproductive and sexual health care. A provider and a patient should make healthcare decisions, NOT judges and NOT politicians."

John Hest for MN House 4B

Heather Keeler for Minnesota House 4A

Representative Heather Keeler is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and a founding member of the Reproductive Freedom Caucus. Keeler has pledged to "fight back against extremism and protect reproductive rights, for the future of our society.”

Minnesota House of Representatives Rep. Heather Keeler Legislative Update 6.29.2022

 

Rob Kupec for Minnesota Senate

Rob Kupec is invested in his community in Moorhead. He is a local meteorologist for KVRR and has been a resident for over 20 years. As senator, he is committed to protect access to reproductive health care for the people of Moorhead and beyond. He will fight to ensure Minnesotans have the right to make decisions about their own bodies. 

Kupec for MN Senate Website

 

Take Control in pink with yellow and black background.

A Bold Plan

Our rights and access to reproductive health care, including safe, legal abortion, depend on elected leaders at all levels of government.

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 up and down the ballot.

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

Pledge to Vote for Planned Parenthood Champions

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. 

Pledge to vote for sexual and reproductive health champions at all levels of government by November 8!

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