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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 North Central States Announces Ruth Richardson as Next CEO

St. Paul, MN—Today, Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) announced Ruth Richardson will be the next CEO. Ruth joins PPNCS after longtime CEO Sarah Stoesz announced in December 2021 that she would be stepping aside this fall.

Sept. 7, 2022 • Minnesota

Kansas Resoundingly Votes in Support of Abortion Rights

St. Paul, Minnesota – Voters in Kansas yesterday resoundingly rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have cleared the way for politicians to outlaw abortion, reinforcing that a majority of people across America support safe and legal abortion.

Sept. 6, 2022 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood North Central States Applauds Minnesota Attorney General's Decision Regarding Abortion Restrictions

St. Paul, Minnesota—Today, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced his office will not challenge a recent ruling that strikes down state abortion restrictions, ensuring access to safe and legal abortion in Minnesota.

Aug. 1, 2022 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood North Central States and SEIU Release Joint Statement on Employee Vote to Unionize

We are ready to work together to make sure we are supporting the dedicated employees across the affiliate as they preserve abortion access for the community and provide essential education and health services. Every person deserves the right to control their bodies and their futures, and our partnership will continue advancing our values and collective impact. We look forward to bargaining for a first contract that reflects these values as soon as possible.

July 25, 2022

Planned Parenthood North Central States Announces Vote by Employees to Unionize

At a time when reproductive rights and the freedom of bodily autonomy are under intense attack, we will work with Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa (SEIU) to support our employees, and to strengthen public policy, and improve access to abortion and all sexual and reproductive health care and education.

July 21, 2022

Planned Parenthood North Central States Statement on Overturning of Roe v. Wade

St. Paul, MN—The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down Roe v. Wade, dealing a devastating blow to reproductive freedom. The decision places the future of safe and legal abortion in the hands of state lawmakers and puts abortion access at risk in 26 states.

June 24, 2022 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood North Central States Condemns Recent Violence Against Anti-Abortion Centers

St. Paul, MN—Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) today spoke out against the recent string of violence against Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), anti-abortion clinics that use false and deceptive tactics to deter pregnant people from receiving abortion care.

June 14, 2022 • Minnesota

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