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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

STIs on the rise across the nation and upper Midwest

The best way to prevent STIs is through testing, early treatment, and practicing safer sex.

Dec. 29, 2022 • Minnesota

Six-Week Abortion Ban Remains Permanently Blocked in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa — Today a district court ruled against Gov. Kim Reynolds’s attempt to resurrect an abortion ban law that she signed but the courts never allowed to go into effect.

Dec. 13, 2022 • Iowa

Hennepin County Announces Added Protections for Abortion Patients

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced a new policy that provides protections for abortions in Minnesota. 

Oct. 21, 2022 • Minnesota

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

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