Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund
Governor Pawlenty is headed to Washington! Again! But instead of holding fundraisers for his “Freedom PAC”, or courting conservative voters, he’ll be stumping for the anti-choicers at
Susan B. Anthony List's Annual Gala. Susan B. Anthony’s List’s mission is “ending abortion in this country” by electing pro-life women.
“We’re so pleased to have Gov. Tim Pawlenty headline our Campaign for Life Gala,” Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser told POLITICO. “The governor’s actions on behalf of Minnesota women and unborn children are exemplary.”
Personally, as a Minnesotan women, I couldn’t be more unhappy with the actions that the Governor has taken on “my behalf.” Let’s take a look at some of those actions:
• Signed the women’s right-to-know act, which instituted a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can have an abortion and also forces a doctor to read biased and scientifically unverified language to women prior to the procedure.
• Allowed his Department of Health to propagate misinformation about the links between abortion and breast cancer.
• Provided funding for “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” which pose as legitimate health care centers, but often give out medically inaccurate information and religious “advice.”
Women can at least be thankful for the fact that the Governor didn’t gut the Family Planning and Special Projects Grants that partially fund organizations who provide family planning services.
The Politico article attributes Pawlenty’s latest speaking gig to another attempt toward building his national “brand.”
Thankfully there are nearly a dozen pro-choice gubernatorial candidates who support policies that will actually help women and families in our state through pro-active policies that reduce the rates of unintended pregnancies through improving access to the tools and information Minnesotans need to be healthy. AND they are actually interested in governing our state!
Help us ensure that we elect one of these pro-choice candidates and make sure that our next Governor is Pro-choice! Visit prochoicegov.mn and make a donation to our Political Action Fund.