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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 Planned Parenthood North Central States on President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

President Trump’s actions, and the blind loyalty of his allies in the U.S. Senate, are undermining our democratic process to serve their ideological views—views that are not held by most Americans.

Sept. 26, 2020 • Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Planned Parenthood Named “Top Performer” for LGBTQ Health Care

Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) today announced that its health care practices have been named “Top Performers” by the national Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for the high-quality health care they provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients.

Sept. 24, 2020

Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As Americans, we will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's memory by considering the gravity of this moment, and committing to doing everything possible to bring the change our cherished country so desperately needs.

Sept. 19, 2020

Statement on Forced Hysterectomies in ICE Detention Center

Reports recently came to light of immigrant women being forced into hysterectomies while in an ICE detention center.

Sept. 17, 2020

Planned Parenthood Announces Grand Opening of New Health Center in Uptown

On Monday, September 14, Planned Parenthood North Central States welcomed patients in the brand new, state-of-the-art health center in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. The new health center offers a full range of sexual and reproductive health care services, including STI testing and treatment, birth control, telemedicine abortion, and more.

Sept. 15, 2020 • Minnesota

STIs Climb in Minnesota

To slow the spread, Planned Parenthood encourages Minnesotans to use new at-home STI testing kits.

Aug. 5, 2020 • Minnesota

Statement about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood’s mission

Today, Planned Parenthood North Central States released a statement denouncing problematic portions of the organization’s history with founder Margaret Sanger. We are owning our organization’s history and are committed to addressing the implicit bias and structural racism within our organization and communities.

July 24, 2020

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Taking Away Access to Birth Control

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 majority to uphold Trump Administration rules that allow employers and universities to deny workers and students access to birth control.

July 8, 2020

Planned Parenthood Restrictive Iowa Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked

The law, which would have mandated at least a 24-hour delay in accessing abortion services after an unnecessary additional visit to a health center, will be blocked while the court considers Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the State.

Law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, requiring many to take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.

July 1, 2020 • Iowa