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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 Health Center and Staffing Changes Amid Ongoing Threats to Providing Care

Faced with increasing costs and provider shortages, nonprofit focuses on securing access long term.

Jan. 31, 2024

Ripple Effects Without Roe: More Patients Traveling for Essential Health Care

Planned Parenthood North Central States is proud to provide abortion care in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska

Jan. 22, 2024

Planned Parenthood North Central States Union Ratifies First Contract

New contract increases pay, locks in benefits, and invests in staff. 

Jan. 18, 2024

Planned Parenthood Book Sale Closing Its Doors After Six Decades

Leaders from Planned Parenthood North Central States announced today its biannual Planned Parenthood Book Sale will end after more than 60 years.

Sept. 25, 2023

Reimbursement Requests for Sexual Assault Survivors Nearly Doubles as Iowa Attorney General Enters Fifth Month of Pausing Funds

More than 160 reimbursement requests for emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors are pending approval from the Iowa Attorney General’s Office.

Aug. 24, 2023

ACLU and Planned Parenthood File Notice of Appeal after Court rules against single-subject challenge

LINCOLN, Neb. –Today, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and its medical director, Dr. Sarah Traxler, filed a notice of appeal to the Nebraska Supreme Court following a Lancaster County District Court judge’s ruling upholding an extreme bill banning abortion access starting at 12 weeks and restricting gender-affirming care for trans youth. 

Aug. 18, 2023 • Nebraska

ACLU and Planned Parenthood Vow Appeal After Court Rules Against Single-Subject Challenge

A state court decision issued today means Nebraska’s new restrictions on gender-related care for transgender youth and abortion access will remain law for now.

Aug. 11, 2023

Iowa Court Temporarily Blocks Six-Week Abortion Ban

The blocked law is nearly identical to a 2018 law that has been permanently struck down.

July 17, 2023

Iowa Abortion Providers File Challenge to Six-Week Abortion Ban

The abortion ban, passed in special session on Tuesday, will take effect immediately when signed by Gov. Reynolds on Friday.

July 12, 2023

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