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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

Iowa introduces legislation to ban abortion

The Iowa House and Senate have introduced a pair of bills that would outlaw nearly all abortion in the state by making it illegal to terminate a pregnancy the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected – before a woman might even know she is pregnant.

Feb. 5, 2018 • Iowa

Iowa DHS family planning report raises concerns

Report shows fewer providers and fewer patients are enrolled in Iowa's Family Planning Program.

Jan. 31, 2018 • Iowa

8,000 Nebraska patients stand to lose access to care

Gov. Ricketts announced he will attempt to cut Planned Parenthood out of Nebraska's Title X program, part of an extreme agenda to dismantle reproductive health care access.

Jan. 8, 2018 • Nebraska

Nebraska "My Body, My Choice" license plates now available

Planned Parenthood's “My Body, My Choice” license plates are now available to the public through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Dec. 28, 2017 • Nebraska