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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.

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

Circuit court finds unconstitutional Missouri’s attempt to block Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

The 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis released an order preventing the state from discriminating against Planned Parenthood patients who rely on publicly funded health care programs.

June 18, 2019 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood commemorates STI Awareness Month

Annual Condom Crawl highlights growing syphilis epidemic

It might sound dramatic, but communities across Missouri have seen a surge in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) over the past several years, including the number of syphilis cases statewide growing by more than 200% since 2015.

April is STI Awareness Month, and Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) is hosting its annual Condom Crawl Friday, April 12.

April 12, 2019 • Missouri