Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

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. 

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

Vote for Planned Parenthood Champions by November 8

Are you registered to vote?

Check Status

Vote By Mail

Request a Ballot

Find Your Polling Place

POLLING LOCATIONS

Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Advocates On Your Ballot

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. 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 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

Lindsey Port for Minnesota Senate

Senator Lindsey Port is the co-founder and co-chair of Minnesota's Reproductive Freedom Caucus. She has been a fierce advocate at the Capitol for sexual and reproductive health. Senator Port will continue to keep abortion legal in our state and fight to eliminate barriers and make it more accessible. 

@Lindsey_Port quote tweet 7.14.2022

 

Jess Hanson for Minnesota House 55A

Representative Jess Hanson is single mom and community leader who is a fierce supporter of sexual and reproductive health care. At the Capitol, she has co-authored several critical bills that would protect and expand abortion access and gender affirming care. She has vowed to Minnesotans: "As long as I’m in office, I will fight with everything I have for our rights to abortion care."

Jess Hanson for MN House 55A Facebook post 5.2.2022

Kaela Berg for Minnesota House 55B

Representative Kaela Berg is a single mom and fierce advocate with a background in supporting labor unions and fighting for reproductive health care. Since she began serving at the Capitol, she has been a critical force fighting for sexual and reproductive health care and LGBTQ+ rights. She is committed to defending abortion and reproductive rights by fighting to codify the right to abortion and expanding access to health care including abortion servicces and birth control. 

Kaela Berg for MN House 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!

This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.

By providing my phone number, I agree to receive calls and texts to this number from Planned Parenthood organizations that may be automatically dialed or prerecorded on Planned Parenthood issues and other ways to get involved. Msg freq varies. STOP to quit. Msg & Data Rates May Apply. Terms. Privacy Policy.

I agree to receive email updates from Planned Parenthood organizations. I may unsubscribe at any time.