Counter Stories

Several acts passed into law this session focused on reproductive health. The PRO Act established a fundamental right to abortion access and reproductive care, including maternity care, family planning and contraception, among others. The Trans Refuge and Reproductive Freedom Acts makes Minnesota a safe haven for out-of-state people seeking abortions and gender-affirming care for minors, among others. Former House Representative and current CEO of Planned Parenthood, Ruth Richardson, joins the crew to talk through these acts and how they effect communities of color, especially the health disparities when it comes to access, women’s decisions on their bodies and the birthing death disparities seen in the African American and Indigenous communities.

Guest: Ruth Richardson, Planned Parenthood

What is Counter Stories?

We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes