VIDEO Let’s Talk Month Conversation Tool

PlannedParenthoodAdvocate

Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD is focusing on the importance of family meals to encourage connection. To that end, we've created the Planned Parenthoods Lets Talk Month Tablemat, a tool to help get mealtime conversations started.

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Web Editor

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Action Fund

October is Lets Talk Month, a community campaign to encourage parents and families to talk together about sexuality and their family’s values, and to support them in building and maintaining healthy family connections.


This year Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota is focusing on the importance of family meals to encourage communication and connection. To that end, we’ve created the Planned Parenthoods Lets Talk Month Tablemat, a tool to help get mealtime conversations started. Learn more about our Tablemat and how it can help you improve communication between you and your child.

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For more info, check out a recent blog post from education staff about brain development, dinner, and Let’s Talk Month. Or check out the Let’s Talk Month section of our website.

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VIDEO Take Women’s Health Forward: Stop Stupak!

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We are doing everything in our power to ensure that the Stupak Amendment does not make it into the final bill. But we can’t do it without your help.

Alright pro-choicers, this is the real deal here. When the House of Representatives passed its historic health care reform bill, it unfortunately contained an amendment that is antithetical to health care reform. I am, of course, talking about the Stupak amendment—and if it makes its wayStop Stupak into the final bill, it would effectively ban abortion from public and private insurance plans for millions of American women. This would amount to millions of women actually losing coverage under health care reform—a possibility that Planned Parenthood and millions of pro-choicers that support women’s access to a safe, legal abortion, cannot accept.



Health care reform is about expanding access to health care—not taking coverage away.

We are doing everything in our power to ensure that the Stupak Amendment does not make it into the final bill. But we can’t do it without your help.

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WHAT YOU CAN DO

SIGN THE PETITION
If there has ever been a petition to sign, this is the one. Please sign Planned Parenthood’s petition asking President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi to make sure that this insidious amendment does not make it into the final health care reform bill.

When you’re done signing, please use the “tell-a-friend tool” to ask 10 of your friends to join you in signing.

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Share this youtube video above on facebook, and twitter. Here’s a link: http://bit.ly/2SIrZk OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvdxOKNDruI

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Donate your facebook status to the cause. Use the following message:

Health care reform is about expanding access to health care—not taking coverage away. If you agree, please join me in signing the petition to make sure that the Stupak Amendment does not make it into the final health care reform bill. Then copy this message and donate your status to the cause. http://bit.ly/3XvWOY

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I’m doing my part to STOP STUPAK—are you? http://bit.ly/3XvWOY #stopstupak

Thank you for your support. Together we can pass health care reform that moves our country forward—not backward.

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VIDEO: Klobuchar Joins Senate Push for Women’s Health

Andy Birkey

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of several female Democratic senators demanding that health insurance disparities that impact women be eliminated as part of the health reform packages being debated in Congress.

Sen.
Amy Klobuchar is one of several female Democratic senators demanding
that health insurance disparities that impact women be eliminated as
part of the health reform packages being debated in Congress. For the
past two weeks, the senators have been ensuring the issues unique to
women don’t get last in the vigorous debate.

Klobuchar recounted her own experiences with the health care industry on the Senate floor last week.

Let me tell my colleagues how I got interested in this
issue. When my daughter was born, she was very sick. She couldn’t
swallow. She was in intensive care. They thought she had a tumor. It
was a horrendous moment for our family. I was up all night in labor, up
all day trying to figure out what was wrong with her, and they
literally kicked me out of the hospital — my husband wheeled me out in
a wheelchair after 24 hours — because at that point in our country’s
history, they had a rule; it was called driveby births. When a mom gave
birth, she had to get kicked out of the hospital in 24 hours.

In a press conference, Klobuchar talked about how that experience drove her to get the law changed.

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Klobuchar also said she was pleased that domestic abuse was being addressed by Congress.

“In nine states and the District of Columbia, women who are victims
of domestic abuse, who have been victims of domestic abuse can be
denied health care coverage because domestic abuse can be considered a
preexisting condition,” she said. “That’s why I’m so glad one of the
major, major proposals in this reform is to do something about
pre-existing conditions.”

Seven other female senators are working to make the health reform
package inclusive of women: Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash; Kirsten
Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Barbara Boxer D-Calif.;
Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Mary Landrieu, D-La.; and Senator Kay Hagan,
D-N.C.

The senators say one of the most important issues facing women’s
access to health care is that women pay more in premiums but get less
health care for the added cost. Things like pregnancy and domestic
abuse are sometimes excluded as preexisting conditions.

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, praised Klobuchar’s efforts.

“The health care debate continues to rage in Washington, and
amendments limiting women’s access to reproductive health care are
expected,” the group said on Friday. “Senator Klobuchar made it clear
last week that women cannot be worse off after health care reform than
they are today. Health care reform must improve our lives, not take
away the rights we have fought so hard to win.”