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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

Planned Parenthood Book Sale set for April 19-23

Des Moines area volunteers are excited to announce the 58th year of the Planned Parenthood Book Sale, set for April 19-23 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

March 2, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa Senate passes bill to harm women’s lives by making abortion illegal, unsafe

This bill is widely opposed by many in the medical and legal community including the Iowa Medical Society, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, COPIC, Family Planning Council of Iowa, the Iowa Clinic, Iowa Independent Physician Group, ACLU of Iowa, Iowa Board of Regents and Planned Parenthood, as well as religious groups including Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Annual Conference of United Methodist Church, and the Iowa Catholic Conference.

Feb. 28, 2018 • Iowa

PPHeartland files lawsuit to protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Today, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland (PPHeartland) filed suit against the Trump-Pence administration for wrongfully ending the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP) without notice to grantees.

Feb. 15, 2018 • Iowa, Nebraska

Iowa Supreme Court hears arguments on 72-hour abortion restriction

The Iowa Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging abortion restrictions passed last session.

Feb. 14, 2018 • Iowa

Planned Parenthood welcomes MBLGTACC to Omaha

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is proud to sponsor the upcoming Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGTACC), hosted by the University of Nebraska – Omaha, Feb. 16-18.

Feb. 12, 2018 • Nebraska