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Media Relations

Planned Parenthood’s Communications team works with members of the media to connect them with experts and providers and help them cover issues that are important to the community. 

For media inquiries contact [email protected].

Press Releases

Planned Parenthood and ACLU of South Dakota File Suit to Stop Medically Unnecessary Restriction on Medication Abortion in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD— Today, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota (ACLU) filed a lawsuit challenging a new rule from the South Dakota Department of Health, created at the direction of Gov. Kristi Noem, that would place yet another medically unnecessary and burdensome restriction on abortion access in South Dakota. 

Jan. 19, 2022 • South Dakota

Sarah Stoesz Announces Plans to Step Aside as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States

After 20 years leading the largest sexual and reproductive health organization in the region, Stoesz will hand off the position to a new leader in fall 2022.

Dec. 17, 2021 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood North Central States Announces Plan to Rejoin Title X

Nov. 9, 2021 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Planned Parenthood in North Dakota Awarded PREP Grant

Effective and reliable sex education will continue in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of HHS has awarded Planned Parenthood North Central States a $250,000 annual grant to implement age-appropriate, evidence-based sex education in North Dakota.

Oct. 13, 2021

Planned Parenthood North Central States Releases New Campaign “This space is for you”

The campaign on inclusive health care is created by Gen Z BIPOC for Gen Z BIPOC, in a unique partnership centering voices of the next generation.

Sept. 20, 2021

Planned Parenthood Researcher Receives 2021 Women’s Health Leadership TRUST Award

Asha Hassan has been named a recipient of the 2021 TRUST Award for her research studying the impact of tear gas on reproductive health

Aug. 26, 2021 • Minnesota

Court Continues to Block Law that Would Require People Seeking an Abortion to Visit a “Crisis Pregnancy Center”

A federal judge has continued to block a South Dakota law that would require people seeking an abortion to involuntarily submit to a 'private interview' with an organization that is strongly opposed to abortion. 

Aug. 26, 2021 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota