How Minnesota’s progressive leaders are fighting for reproductive rights
Earlier this month, the conservative-majority Supreme Court refused to block one of the most extreme anti-choice laws in history. While the new law only affects Texas, it sounded alarm bells across the country, including here in Minnesota.
Lucky for us, our progressive elected leaders are fighting back to protect our reproductive rights.
In the Minnesota Legislature
While anti-choice conservatives like Paul Gazelka have already signaled their support for the Texas abortion ban, progressives are fighting back.
This year, progressive legislators Kelly Morrison and Jennifer McEwen introduced the Protect Reproductive Options Act to keep Minnesotans connected to all their reproductive health care options.
Senate conservatives blocked the bill during the most recent legislative session, but progressives continue to advocate for it, and for safe, legal abortion care in Minnesota.
In Washington D.C.
When it comes to reproductive care, our progressive leaders in Congress have always had our backs. Progressive Minnesota Representatives Ilhan Omar, Betty McCollum, Angie Craig, and Dean Phillips have all co-sponsored the Women’s Health Protection Act to end unecessary abortion restrictions.
Progressive Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith co-sponsored the bill in the U.S. Senate, too.
Senator Tina Smith is also the highest-ranking former Planned Parenthood official in public office. Even before she was elected, she spent her career fighting to protect safe, legal, abortion.
What can you do?
The House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act on September 24th. Soon, the bill will move to the Senate, where both of Minnesota’s progressive senators have pledged to support it. While we wait for the outcome, you can take action to protect reproductive care in Minnesota. Follow this link to demand that our leaders protect our reproductive rights.