Hanson Was An Icon in the Field of Reproductive Rights

St. Paul MN 3.5.15 — Today, we learned of the death of Dr. Mildred Hanson, a respected doctor, colleague and friend to so many in the reproductive rights community.

“Dr. Mildred Hanson was a true inspiration to the reproductive rights community.  When so many other doctors stopped performing abortions out of fear or frustration, Dr. Hanson provided a refuge for women who had nowhere else to go.  She will be greatly missed,” said Andrea Ledger, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota.

Dr. Hanson was the Medical Director at Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and South Dakota for 30 years.  She ran her own private abortion practice in Minneapolis, where the NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation conducts a clinic escorting program.  The program will continue in her honor.

For more information,

Andrea Ledger, Executive Director

(651)602-7655

andreal@prochoiceminnesota.org

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