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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] or call 651-755-9557

Press Releases

59th Annual Planned Parenthood Book Sale in Des Moines

Planned Parenthood North Central States announces the 59th year of the Planned Parenthood Book Sale in Des Moines, Iowa.

Oct. 1, 2019 • Iowa

After Nearly 50 Years and nearly 350,000 Iowans Served, Planned Parenthood is Forced to End Participation in Federal Title X Family Planning Program

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has allowed the Trump administration to implement the Title X gag rule, which prohibits health care providers from referring patients for abortion services.

Aug. 19, 2019 • Iowa

After Nearly 50 Years and a Million Minnesotans Served, Planned Parenthood is Forced to End Participation in Federal Title X Family Planning Program

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has allowed the Trump administration to implement the Title X gag rule, which prohibits health care providers from referring patients for abortion services.

Aug. 19, 2019 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood Welcomes Ashley Booker as Vice President of Education and Outreach

Planned Parenthood North Central States is thrilled to welcome Ashley Booker as the organization’s new Vice President of Education and Outreach.

Aug. 1, 2019 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Planned Parenthood Begins Construction on New Health Center in Uptown

Planned Parenthood North Central States hosted a groundbreaking event for a new Minneapolis health center in the heart of Uptown with Mayor Jacob Frey.

May 22, 2019 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood File Lawsuit Challenging Education Defunding Law in Iowa

The ACLU of Iowa, on behalf of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, filed a lawsuit to block a law excluding Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from receiving crucial funding to provide sex education for youth in Iowa.

May 15, 2019 • Iowa

Governor Reynolds Defunds Planned Parenthood’s Sex Education Programs in Iowa

Governor Reynolds signed into law a budget bill (HF 766) that blocks Planned Parenthood from participating in public grants to provide much-needed sexual health education to Iowa youth.

May 3, 2019 • Iowa

Planned Parenthood Announces New Regional Affiliate: Planned Parenthood North Central States

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota announced it will join forces with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which serves Iowa and Nebraska, to form one 5-state regional affiliate: Planned Parenthood North Central States.

May 22, 2018 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota