John has been a consistent voice for reproductive rights, authoring legislation to protect a woman’s right to choose, pushing for comprehensive sexuality education and the teaching of male sexual responsibility. He led a tough, but unsuccessful, fight to repeal Minnesota’s outrageous parental notification law, in which a girl needs to notify both parents before obtaining an abortion, even if the father impregnated the girl or was totally absent from the girl’s life.

Equally important, Senator Marty has authored abortion prevention legislation which would do more to prevent abortion, through access to contraception and sexuality education, than all of the restrictions pushed by anti-choice legislators over the past 40 years.