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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 from Erin Davison-Rippey, Planned Parenthood North Central States Iowa Executive Director, on New STI data

The Iowa Department of Health recently released data showing that the incidence of dangerous sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Iowa continues to increase since lawmakers excluded Planned Parenthood from the state’s family planning program.

May 27, 2020

Planned Parenthood Moves to New Health Center in Brooklyn Park

Planned Parenthood opened a brand-new health center in Brooklyn Park, moving from a previous location to a new space just a few blocks away on Brooklyn Boulevard.

May 18, 2020 • Minnesota

Court Rules State Can’t Exclude Planned Parenthood from State-Approved Sex Education for Iowa Youth

Today the Polk County District Court ruled a state law unconstitutional because it would have blocked Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from providing state-approved sex education to young Iowans through two federal grants administered by Iowa state agencies. 

May 8, 2020

Nebraska Abortion Bill Would Harm Women’s Health, Not Protect It

Despite claims to the contrary, the bill introduced today by Sen. Suzanne Geist was not designed to protect women’s health. Instead, it could harm Nebraska women.

Jan. 8, 2020 • Nebraska

Iowa Loses Civil and Human Rights Giant with Passing of Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady

Iowa suffered the devastating loss of a leader for civil and human rights with the passing Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady, who strongly advocated for fair and impartial courts and is widely known for authoring the opinion affirming marriage equality.

Nov. 16, 2019 • Iowa

59th Annual Planned Parenthood Book Sale in Des Moines

Planned Parenthood North Central States announces the 59th year of the Planned Parenthood Book Sale in Des Moines, Iowa.

Oct. 1, 2019 • Iowa

After Nearly 50 Years and nearly 350,000 Iowans Served, Planned Parenthood is Forced to End Participation in Federal Title X Family Planning Program

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has allowed the Trump administration to implement the Title X gag rule, which prohibits health care providers from referring patients for abortion services.

Aug. 19, 2019 • Iowa