Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) today released the following statement – on behalf of the DFL Caucus – on the appointment of Ruth Richardson as CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States.
“With reproductive rights a top priority for Minnesotans, I welcome the news that Ruth Richardson has been named CEO for Planned Parenthood North Central States. She has an expansive background in supporting better health care outcomes for Minnesotans, protecting reproductive freedom, and prioritizing health equity for underserved populations and communities of color. Ruth’s experience running a healthcare non-profit and her service as a state legislator make her uniquely qualified to step into this important role.
Planned Parenthood is a leader in supporting family planning for all Minnesotans, and we look forward to our continued strong partnership. Now, more than ever, access to reproductive healthcare is critical to healthy families and healthy communities.”
Senate DFLers Pressed Reproductive Freedom During This Year’s Legislative Session
“This past legislative session, the Senate DFL Caucus attempted to advance bills that would protect abortion rights for Minnesotans, advance maternal health initiatives, and invest in supporting mothers and babies. Unfortunately, the Senate Republican majority blocked these measures at every opportunity.
With reproductive rights under attack, the Senate DFL is committed to continued partnership with Planned Parenthood and newly-named CEO Ruth Richardson.”