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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 on So Called "Waiting Period" Legislation

In the dead of night and without any public input, these leaders spent the final hours of the 2020 legislative session pushing through a 24-hour waiting period for Iowans who are getting an abortion. They took this action even though legislators received thousands of phone calls and emails this session from constituents in support of sexual and reproductive freedom.

June 14, 2020 • Iowa

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

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