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It's up to us to protect access to Planned Parenthood services so they are available to people who rely on them. It's up to us to make sure Planned Parenthood clinics will be there wherever and whenever they are needed—no matter what.

Protect Funding for Family Planning in Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate has proposed a 20% cut to family planning funding for Minnesotans. The proposed cuts would mean that people have less access to critical services like counseling on birth control options, pre-conception care, and STD testing and treatment.  

While unintended and teen pregnancy rates are at near historic lows in Minnesota and across the country, there is still much work to do. Thirty-six percent of all pregnancies in Minnesota are still unintended, and the STD rate for diseases such as chlamydia continues to increase every year.

Cutting more than $2 million from our family planning safety net will make it more difficult to reach our state's most vulnerable communities, particularly low-income Minnesotans and their families, many of whom will be left without access to family planning care and cancer prevention services. 

Action #1: Call your Minnesota State Senator

Urge your Minnesota State Senator to vote against cutting family planning funding as a part of the Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill (SF 800).

Need to leave a message? No problem. Make sure you leave your name, zip code, and tell them you're a constituent.

Here is a sample script:

Hello, my name is _____________ and I’m a constituent from [CITY or ZIP CODE]. I am calling to ask you to vote against cutting family planning funding as a part of the Health and Human Services Omnibus Budget Bill (SF 800). [Enter optional personal story of the impact family planning has had on your life]. Decreasing access to things like counseling on birth control options, pre-conception care, and STD testing and treatment is NOT how I want my elected officials to spend their time. As your constituent, I urge you to vote against these cuts to family planning, which will leave thousands of Minnesotans and their families without care. 

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Action #2: Add your name

You called to make your voice heard, now it's time to put it in writing. Add your name to let your Minnesota State Senator know that you are against cutting access to family planning and the poor health outcomes that come with it. Sign this petition and tell your State Senator NOT to cut access to family planning in Minnesota.

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Minnesota stands with Planned Parenthood

  • Polls show 69 percent of Minnesotans want to see funding for the family planning and contraceptive services Planned Parenthood provides stay the same or increase.
  • Cutting more than $2 million from our family planning safety net will leave thousands of Minnesotans without care.
  • Many low income women and their families will be left without access to family planning care and cancer prevention services.

Call your Minnesota State Senator now. Urge them to vote against this harmful budget cut and tell them that you’re a part of the overwhelming majority that supports funding for family planning at Planned Parenthood health centers. 

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What does "Defunding" Planned Parenthood Really Mean?

What does "Defunding" Planned Parenthood Really Mean?

Anti-abortion politicians and extremists are spreading misinformation in an attempt to obscure  what they’re really trying to do and hide how their attacks on Planned Parenthood would hurt patients. “Defunding” Planned Parenthood is part of a larger agenda to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers and make it impossible to access safe, legal abortion in America.

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