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MinnPost: “Walz takes on the GOP on IVF”

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MinnPost: “Walz takes on the GOP on IVF”

DGA Chair MN Gov. Walz: “I want to make sure governors educate people that when you elect a governor, they appoint judges that can rule on reproductive health care.”

After the recent Alabama Supreme Court decision, which threatens access to IVF for millions of families and is the latest attack on reproductive rights, DGA Chair Minnesota Governor Tim Walz spoke with MinnPost for an interview to slam the decision, discuss his family’s personal experience with IVF, and how Democratic governors are protecting reproductive freedom both through signing legislation and appointing judges.

Yesterday, Gov. Walz appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the DGA’s Power to Appoint fund, which highlights the importance of judicial appointments at the state level and how Democratic governors are appointing judges committed to protecting Americans’ reproductive rights and following the constitution. Gov. Walz warned of the Alabama decision, stating: “If you had a Democratic governor in Alabama, we wouldn’t be having this decision.”

Read key quotes from MinnPost interview below or the full piece here

  • “Gov. Tim Walz said he and his wife Gwen used in-vitro fertilization to conceive their daughter, Hope, making public what he called a very personal matter in the wake of an Alabama Supreme Court decision that has put that fertility treatment at risk.”
  • “Walz, the head of the Democratic Governors Association, said he would use that platform to broadcast a message during the organization’s meeting in Washington D.C. this week.”
  • “‘I want to make sure governors educate people that when you elect a governor, they appoint judges that can rule on reproductive health care,’ Walz told MinnPost.”
  • “Walz also said his wife often says their daughter is named Hope because of the way she was conceived.”

 

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