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Rachel Nygaard

Rachel is currently a graduate student at the University of Minnesota working on a PhD in microbiology. She previously taught high school science for ‘at-risk’ kids in Arizona. She is a mother, a women’s rights activist and volunteer for Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.


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What Being a Teen Mom Taught Me About Choice

Rachel Nygaard

At 18, I chose to carry my unintended pregnancy to term. Now conservatives are taking choices away from other women. On Mother’s Day, we need to celebrate but also stand for women to have the same right to choose I did.