Press Releases

Trump budget singles out Planned Parenthood for first time in history

St. Paul, MN -- Last night, the Trump administration unveiled an overview of its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, revealing sharp cuts and draconian changes to essential programs, such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF and more

May 24, 2017 • Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Planned Parenthood Welcomes Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness

St. Paul, MN – Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tonya Hampton to the role of Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness.

May 15, 2017

Planned Parenthood Slams U.S. House for “Defunding” in the Worst Bill for Women’s Health in a Generation 

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood would deny millions access to cancer screenings, birth control, and STD testing and treatment 

Sarah Stoesz: “This is the worst bill for women’s health in a generation. It makes it harder to prevent unintended pregnancy, harder to have a healthy pregnancy, and harder to raise a family.” 

May 4, 2017

Latest Republican repeal proposal eliminates pre-existing protection; but exempts Members of Congress   

ST.PAUL, MN – The latest Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act is the worst legislation for women’s health in a lifetime.

April 26, 2017 • Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Planned Parenthood Statement on #DayWithoutAWoman

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th with partners and allies around the world, PPMNS is supporting #DayWithoutAWoman by leaning into what Planned Parenthood does best -- providing services and care that supports and sustains women and families.
March 27, 2017 • Minnesota

US House Introduces Bill to Repeal ACA and Block Medicaid Patients From Coming to Planned Parenthood

Last night, House Republicans released a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act that includes a provision to specifically block people with Medicaid coverage from accessing preventive health care at Planned Parenthood clinics, including birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment.
March 27, 2017 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood CEO Speaks at Women’s March Minnesota

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota President and CEO, Sarah Stoesz, spoke at the Minnesota Women’s March.
March 27, 2017 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood CEO Named Health Care Executive of the Year by Minnesota Business Magazine

Sarah Stoesz, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota (PPMNS) has been named Health Care Executive of the Year by Minnesota Business Magazine.
Oct. 28, 2016 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood Lauds Supreme Court Decision on Texas Abortion Law; Vows to Redouble Efforts to Protect Abortion Access

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States protected access to safe, legal abortion by blocking two unconstitutional Texas restrictions that threatened to close all but nine health centers in the entire state that could provide abortion for the 5.4 million Texas women of reproductive age
July 19, 2016 • Minnesota