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The ACLU and Planned Parenthood File Lawsuit Challenging Education Defunding Law

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.

May 15, 2019 • Iowa

Trump-Pence Administration Moves to Block Critical Health Care Services for Iowans

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.

Feb. 22, 2019 • Iowa

Iowa's 6-week abortion ban struck down as unconstitutional

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. 

Jan. 22, 2019 • Iowa

Planned Parenthood Launches Abortion Culture Change Campaign Across Iowa

New “Say Abortion” billboards from Planned Parenthood are here to break the silence around abortions and amplify voices of the people who have them.

Jan. 4, 2019 • Iowa

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