Community Voices: Minneapolis students advocate for reproductive rights in light of threatened funding cuts


While Republican lawmakers may have failed to pass a healthcare reform bill – which included proposed cuts to Planned Parenthood – in their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act last month, nationwide and local efforts to defund women’s access to safe abortions and birth control are still in full swing. But what else would be lost in such cuts and why does it matter?

In this video titled “Something Here Does Not Belong,” Minneapolis South High School VOICES students Alex Zeta, Izzy Quast and Adrianna Medloc spoke with social service providers, faith leaders and advocates to highlight the complexities and multifaceted support behind reproductive rights.



VOICES (Views, Options, Issues and Choices Explored in Society) is a combined English/Social Studies class at South High in which students explore social issues through media projects. It is taught by Delainia Haug and Laura Lanik with assistance from teaching artist John Akre.