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Tina Smith fights for Minnesotans

U.S. Senator Tina Smith has been fighting for Planned Parenthood her whole career—as vice president at Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota; as lieutenant governor of Minnesota; and as U.S. senator—standing up against attacks on our health care.

"We should trust women and their families to make their own decisions about their reproductive health care."

- Senator Tina Smith, October 12, 2019
Duluth News Tribune 

 

 

Tina Smith fights for health care access for every Minnesotan  

Senator Tina Smith has focused on health care during her tenure in the Senate. Every day she fights to protect reproductive freedom and expand access to affordable health care.

She has fought to protect sexual and reproductive health care access by voting against bills that would defund Planned Parenthood, ban abortion after 20 weeks, and interfere with confidential and personal doctor-patient relationships. 1

Sen. Smith has argued that "The Title X gag rule must be repealed immediately." 2

She has authored bills to lower the cost of prescription drugs and expand mental health care options in schools. 3

Sen. Smith also authored the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services (MOMS) Act, which would help ensure that rural mothers can get the care they need and would address the poor maternal health outcomes of Black Americans. 4

1. Planned Parenthood Action Fund Congressional Scorecard 2. Facebook post, 9/23/2019. 3. Affordable Medications Act. 6/12/2019. 116th Congress and Mental Health Services for Students Act. 4/10/2019. 116th Congress 4. Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act. 7/31/2019. 116th Congress

Tina Smith fights to protect Minnesotans from COVID-19

  • Senator Tina Smith advocated assistance to Minnesota families, workers and small businesses to address the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.1

  • She introduced legislation to help address the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color.2

  • Sen. Smith supports making the eventual COVID-19 vaccine free to everyone, regardless of insurance status.3

1.  U.S. Senator Tina Smith Press Release 3/5/2020.
2. Improving Social Determinants of Health Act of 2020. 8/5/2020. 116th Congress.
3. Free COVID-19 Treatment Act. 3/12/2020. 116th Congress

 

 

Black lives matter.  We need to say it loud, and often. With strength and purpose.”

- Senator Tina Smith, June 11, 2020