May 15, 2019, the ACLU of Iowa, on behalf of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, filed a lawsuit to block a law excluding Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from receiving crucial funding to provide sex education for youth in Iowa. Planned Parenthood has been the trusted provider of comprehensive sex education in Iowa for decades—and for nearly 15 years under one of the federal programs that the Reynolds administration just defunded. By signing this law, the Governor is undermining the health of young people in our state, making it more difficult for them to get the tools they need to make healthy decisions, now and for a lifetime.
Today, the Trump-Pence administration released the final gag rule on Title X funding, the nation’s family planning program that helps cover the cost of birth control and preventive care for people with low incomes. This rule bans any health care provider that refers patients for safe, legal abortion from receiving Title X funds.
Today, the Polk County District Court ruled that Iowa’s 6-week abortion ban violates the Iowa’s state constitution and issued a permanent injunction.
New “Say Abortion” billboards from Planned Parenthood are here to break the silence around abortions and amplify voices of the people who have them.
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.
Des Moines area volunteers are pleased to announce the fall Planned Parenthood Book Sale, set for October 18-22 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
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.
The organization is investing in state leadership teams within a new regional affiliate serving Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
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.
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