Reproductive rights are essential to achieving full equality. Minnesota NOW fully supports access to safe and legal abortion, to reproductive health services, and comprehensive sex education. Reproductive health rights of women, such as the decision to use birth control, have children or have an abortion, are affected by economic and socio-cultural factors.
Minnesota NOW opposes any attempts to restrict these rights through legislation, regulation, judicial decisions, or constitutional amendment.
The Minnesota NOW Reproductive Rights Committee organized educational pickets at the Woodbury and Mankato Hobby Lobby stores to draw attention to and express frustration with the Supreme Court decision to allow employers including Hobby Lobby to discriminate against women by denying female employees access to birth control via their employee provided benefits.
The Reproductive Rights Committee serves as the Minnesota NOW liaison to the Minnesota Choice Coalition, and participates in the Reproductive Choice Lobby Day every spring and celebrates the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade every January.
To learn more about the Reproductive Rights Committee, visit the Get Involved section of our website and learn how you can help us fight for access to reproductive health for all Minnesotans.