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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 Chief Medical Officer Wins Health Care Hero Award

Sarah Traxler, MD has been named a 2021 Health Care Hero for her work leading through the pandemic.

April 6, 2021 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood North Central States Launches New Study Gauging Interest in Male Contraceptives

Study will investigate contraception preferences of people who produce sperm.

March 25, 2021 • Minnesota

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Renovated, State-of-the-Art Cedar Rapids Health Center with Virtual Open House

"This investment reflects our unwavering commitment to serving the Cedar Rapids community, which we have been a part of for more than 40 years.” – Sarah Stoesz, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood North Central States.

March 24, 2021 • Iowa

Biden-Harris Administration Announce Plans to End Harmful Title X Gag Rule that Excluded Planned Parenthood Patients

Title X grants fund patient care including birth control, contraceptive counseling, STI treatment, breast and cervical cancer screenings, pre-pregnancy care.

March 19, 2021 • Minnesota

Statement on Killing of Asian Women in Atlanta

Eight Asian women were killed in Atlanta. While details continue to emerge, a suspect is in custody and people are rallying around Asian American communities after the violent and horrific act. 

March 17, 2021 • Minnesota

Statement on Insurrection and Reproductive Rights Majority in the U.S. Senate

A mob of white supremacists, militants, and far-right groups violently stormed the Capitol this week, just hours after reproductive rights champions gained a majority in the U.S. Senate with the election of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Jan. 8, 2021

Statement from Planned Parenthood North Central States on U.S. Senate Vote Confirming Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Oct. 27, 2020

U.S. Senator Tina Smith, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan Emphasize U.S. Supreme Court’s Impact on Reproductive Health Care in Minnesota

The new Supreme Court will consider key cases that could take away Minnesotans’ health care coverage and threaten the right to abortion.

Oct. 2, 2020