St. Cloud State University poll data released on Friday (PDF) shows most Minnesotans support abortion rights and oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, a result that’s in line with polling throughout the decade.
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.
Rep. Michele Bachmann warned that the health insurance reform package currently being debated by Congress would set up “sex clinics” in schools where students “taken away” to have abortions. Where does she get these things?
Rep. Michele Bachmann will be headlining a fundraiser in November for controversial ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide (YCRBYCH).
In Minnesota, lack of health insurance, lack of clinics, and factors like poverty, geographic isolation and even extreme winters all reduce rural women's access to health care.
An analysis of anti-abortion campaign donations finds that Rep. Michele Bachmann is one of the country’s top earners — and she’s delivered for her contributors on that issue.
Abortions declined in Minnesota in 2008 for the second straight year. Reproductive health advocates point to expanded access to birth control as the reasons for the decline.
Matthew Derosia was convicted late last week for ramming his car into the entrance of a Planned Parenthood clinic St. Paul in January during an anti-abortion protest. The Army of God and other anti-choice groups have risen to his defense.
Minnesota’s largest anti-abortion group, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, says state-funded anti-abortion programs are responsible for a drop in the number of abortions among low-income women.
North Dakota's "egg-as-person" bill would afford "preborn persons" the "privileges and immunities" of state citizenship.
Minnesota’s anti-abortion forces are hoping a slate of bills will restrict access to abortion. Four bills have been offered this session, from outright bans on the procedure to data-collection mandates.
A Minnesota Representative was stripped of an award for social justice work from a local Catholic school because of his voting record on choice.
Minnesota health officials testified recently that rates of sexually transmitted diseases are increasing, and that a proposed bill to might stem the steady rise and curb teen pregnancy.
The budget proposed Tuesday by Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty would cut $2 million from the state's family planning services funding.
Is the 'Third Way' a charm? The aptly named think tank thinks so. A coalition of progressive and evangelical leaders organized by the organization calls on President Elect Obama to find common ground on social issues.
Perhaps the most contentious political issue in the Minnesota Capitol remains abortion. And both proponents and opponents of a woman's right to choose will be putting forward initiatives to advance their causes in the coming months.
Roman Catholic bishops throughout the United States are planning a postcard campaign days after the inauguration as part of an attempt to block the Freedom of Choice Act. One Minnesota priest is breaking rank, and getting flack.
The Family Research Council, a religious right organization, rushed to the aid of Rep. Michelle Bachmann in the wake of Anti-AmericaGate.
Minnesota’s religious right is pulling out all the stops to bring social conservatives to the polls on Election Day, and the message is clear: Christians must vote Republican.
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State filed formal complaints targeting six churches that issued political endorsements on "Pulpit Freedom Sunday."
During 14 years in the Minnesota Legislature, State Rep. Erik Paulsen strongly supported attacks on reproductive health care. You won't hear him mentioning that in his run for Congress.
While support for Gov. Sarah Palin from the religious right has been huge, Palin has also suffered some criticism from members of the pro-family movement.
Religious right gadfly Phyllis Schlafly organized a “Life of the Party” party on Tuesday for pro-life delegates and politicians at the RNC.
As the electorate focuses on economic downturn, high energy prices and war, evangelicals are promising to turn the election rhetoric to abortion and gay marriage.
The Minnesota Family Council maintains a great deal of influence in Minnesota politics, especially among Republicans, but just who is the Council and where did they come from?
Though John McCain struggles to excite the religious right, many of its leaders will make the trip to St. Paul to showcase the movement at the Republican National Convention.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's evangelicalism has become one of the planks in pundit-class conventional wisdom about his chances of winding up John McCain's running mate. What has the governor said and done over the years on evangelicals' pet issues?
Minnesota lawmakers overwhelmingly passed legislation last year to ensure the availability of emergency contraception to rape survivors. Under new proposed regulations, those women could be denied appropriate treatment.
Congressional Republicans took the floor last week to call for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood because the network of reproductive health care clinics offer abortion services.
The increasing incidence of STD diagnoses in Minnesota is prompting lawmakers and public health departments to come up with strategies to address the emerging epidemic.
The fifth annual Sexy Spring conference in Minneapolis had something for everyone to explore -- from kink to demystifying transgender bodies and sexuality, from raising a family to DIY sex toys.
A 12-year-old student in Minnesota is suing his school after school officials asked him not to wear controversial anti-choice T-shirts.
In vetoing a stem cell funding bill, Michigan Governor Tim Pawlenty extolled the virtues of adult-derived stem cells, rather than embryonic stem cells, for research. But Pawlenty's reasoning demonstrate that ideology won out over science.
Minnesota Family Council has found a faithful partner in Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Over the past legislative session, the organization has shaped Pawlenty's stance on sexuality education, domestic partner benefits, stem cell research and more.
A bill to set the ground rules for contracts between gestational carriers and intended parents passed the Minnesota House last Monday, but only after issues such as abortion and gay adoption made their way into the debate.
The Minnesota House last Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the University of Minnesota to use state funds to conduct research using embryonic stem cells. The measure prompted a flurry of amendments by anti-choice Republicans designed to derail the bill.