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Sex trivia and drag show to benefit Iowa City Planned Parenthood

Born After Roe (B.A.R.), a group of Planned Parenthood supporters in Eastern Iowa, will host a second annual Sex Trivia night and drag show beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 6 at Studio 13, 13 S Linn St. in Iowa City. 

Nov. 1, 2018 • Iowa

Planned Parenthood Book Sale Set for Oct. 18-22

Des Moines area volunteers are pleased to announce the fall Planned Parenthood Book Sale, set for October 18-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Sept. 20, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa Supreme Court Strikes Down 72-Hour Wait Abortion Law

Today the Iowa Supreme Court declared unconstitutional an Iowa law that would have 1) required women to make a second, medically unnecessary clinic appointment and 2) then wait at least 72 hours after that appointment to finally receive abortion services.

June 29, 2018 • Iowa

Planned Parenthood announces plan to grow mission in Iowa and Nebraska

The organization is investing in state leadership teams within a new regional affiliate serving Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

May 22, 2018 • Iowa, Nebraska

Women's rights groups file lawsuit to strike down Iowa's unconstitutional new abortion law

Today women’s rights advocates filed a lawsuit in Polk County District Court, requesting that the court block Iowa’s newest abortion law. That law would ban most abortions at around six weeks—before many women even know they’re pregnant. It would be the most restrictive abortion ban in the country.

May 15, 2018 • Iowa

PPHeartland announces intent to take abortion ban to court

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will file a lawsuit against Gov. Kim Reynolds, should she sign the 6-week abortion ban into law.

May 4, 2018 • Iowa

Out of control GOP attacks funding for Planned Parenthood

Iowa's budget bill bans PPHeartland from participating in the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), Abstinence Education Grant Program (AEGP), and Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services program (CAPP).

May 3, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa’s unconstitutional 6-week abortion ban advances to Gov. Reynolds

In an apparent race to pass the most extreme abortion ban in the nation, Iowa lawmakers advanced the so-called fetal ‘heartbeat’ bill late Tuesday night.

May 2, 2018 • Iowa