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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

Statement about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s mission

Today, Planned Parenthood North Central States released a statement denouncing problematic portions of the organization’s history with founder Margaret Sanger. We are owning our organization’s history and are committed to addressing the implicit bias and structural racism within our organization and communities.

July 24, 2020

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Taking Away Access to Birth Control

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 majority to uphold Trump Administration rules that allow employers and universities to deny workers and students access to birth control.

July 8, 2020

Planned Parenthood Restrictive Iowa Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked

The law, which would have mandated at least a 24-hour delay in accessing abortion services after an unnecessary additional visit to a health center, will be blocked while the court considers Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the State.

Law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, requiring many to take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.

July 1, 2020 • Iowa

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Law Requiring Hospital Admitting Privileges, Upholds Access to Abortion

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges, a medically unnecessary mandate that would drastically diminish access to safe, legal abortion.

June 29, 2020

Planned Parenthood and ACLU File Lawsuit To Block Law
Requiring a 24-hour Mandatory Delay and Additional Appointment
For Iowans Seeking Abortions

The law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, many who must take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.

June 23, 2020 • Iowa

Statement on So Called "Waiting Period" Legislation

In the dead of night and without any public input, these leaders spent the final hours of the 2020 legislative session pushing through a 24-hour waiting period for Iowans who are getting an abortion. They took this action even though legislators received thousands of phone calls and emails this session from constituents in support of sexual and reproductive freedom.

June 14, 2020 • Iowa