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All press releases from Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Please use the search bar to find a specific release.

St. Louis City Officially Declares March 10 Abortion Provider Appreciation Day As Stakes for Access Remain High

Amidst federal and state attacks on abortion access, St. Louis Board of Aldermen celebrates the compassionate and dedicated work of local abortion care providers

Feb. 28, 2020 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood to expand abortion access at new state-of-the-art center in Southern Illinois

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) announced today it will open a new, 18,000 square foot health center in Fairview Heights, Ill. The state-of-the-art facility will offer family planning and abortion care and will begin seeing patients in mid-October 2019. 

Oct. 2, 2019 • Illinois

BREAKING: FEDERAL COURT IN MISSOURI BLOCKS CASCADING ABORTION BANS

U.S. District Court judge finds Missouri’s law likely unconstitutional on the merits, blocks major portions of abortion law one day before they were set to take effect.

Aug. 27, 2019 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri Names Yamelsie Rodriguez as President & CEO

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) announced today that, effective August 12, 2019, Yamelsie Rodriguez will become the organization’s new President and CEO.  Rodriguez brings to the position over 15 years of experience of health care and management experience, serving most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Planned Parenthood of Illinois.

Aug. 7, 2019 • Missouri

BREAKING: Missouri Politicians Push the State One Step Closer to Effectively Banning Abortion

Missouri Gov. Parson’s Department of Health & Senior Services misused a regulatory process in an attempt to ban abortion outright in the state. The fate of abortion access in Missouri now hangs in the balance as we wait for the court.

June 21, 2019 • Missouri