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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

Supreme Court to Hear First Abortion-Related Case Since Change in Balance of the Court

Supreme Court announced it will review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of precedent since that landmark decision.

May 18, 2021 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Planned Parenthood Welcomes Val Jensen as Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) welcomes Val Jensen as the organization’s first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

May 17, 2021 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Statement on Passing of Vice President Walter Mondale

Minnesotans and people across the globe are mourning the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale. He was a strong supporter of reproductive freedom during his decades long career of public service.

April 21, 2021 • Minnesota

Statement on Today's Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

Today, Planned Parenthood North Central States issued the following statement in response to today’s verdict that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, has been found guilty on all charges.

April 20, 2021 • Minnesota

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