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Our Mission: To develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive options, including preventing unplanned pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion.
Past Legislative Victories & Health Care Access
— Expanded full range of healthcare access for all Minnesotans, particularly women and their
— Removed barriers to healthcare access, especially during the development of MNSure
— Guaranteed that all health insurance plans provide coverage for a full range of pregnancy
related care, including abortion
The Supreme Courtruled inWhole Woman's Health v.Hellerstedtand reaffirmed a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, no matter herzip code. They ruled that the clinic closure laws sweeping the nation and making it difficult to access abortion careareunconstitutional.They affirmed what we know to be true;these laws are not about women's health and are intended to create obstacles for women seeking reproductive health care.
The remaining clinics in Texas will be able to keep their doors open, and this decision paves the way for more clinics to re-open and provide health care services in underserved areas of the state.
What does this mean for Minnesota? The bill we fought this previous legislative session that would have forced Minnesota clinics to meet ambulatory surgical center standards, resulting in us losing four out of our five clinics, has been deemed unconstitutional. Thank you for being part of this pivotal moment in history for women's health.
Anti-choice legislators, even now, are still trying and succeeding to push through policies that hurt women and our families—like abortion bans, mandatory counseling or delays and efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
Our Reproductive Rights Agenda
— Protect existing abortion rights
— Eliminate undue burdens
— Establish a statewide sex-ed standard
— Pass the CHEER act (Contraception Health Equity and Employee Rights)
— Make sure our five abortion clinics remain open
— Maintain funding for programs that promote reproductive health and prevent unintended