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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

Iowa House to debate ban on safe, legal abortion

The Iowa House is scheduled to debate SF 359, a bill that would ban abortion as early as 6 weeks, on Tuesday, May 1.

April 30, 2018 • Iowa

Nebraska’s Disastrous Attack on Planned Parenthood Advances to Gov. Ricketts

Governor Ricketts’ proposed budget, which is intended to prevent Title X patients from accessing care at Planned Parenthood, advanced through final reading in the Legislature.

April 3, 2018 • Nebraska

Governor Ricketts Strong Arms Nebraska Senators Into Taking Aim at 8,000 Planned Parenthood Patients

Today, Governor Ricketts’ strong armed language into the proposed budget that prevents 1 in 3 Title X patients receiving services at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from continuing to see the provider of their choice.

March 29, 2018 • Nebraska