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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.

MO Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion

“Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is relieved for the hundreds of thousands of people who have been waiting for the health care Missourians voted to expand. We celebrate this state Supreme Court decision with all Missourians who have been fighting to protect and expand access to health care."

July 22, 2021 • Missouri

Statement regarding the end of the 2021 Missouri Legislative session

"This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last, that Gov. Parson risks the lives of countless Missourians in a twisted game of politics."

May 14, 2021 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood and Metro Trans Umbrella Group Announce Missouri’s First Transgender Care Program for Uninsured and Underinsured Patients

This partnership is part of Missouri Foundation for Health’s commitment to eliminating the underlying causes of inequities within all aspects of health.

March 24, 2021 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood affiliate CEO condemns SCOTUS ruling on birth control coverage

“It is unconscionable that employers and universities would project their own personal beliefs on their workers for something as common and non-controversial as birth control."

July 8, 2020 • Missouri

Missouri health department issues license to Reproductive Health Services

“This abortion license, while critical to our ability to provide care, still cannot undo the harm that longstanding medically unnecessary policies in our state inflict on patients. We continue to keep our doors open, and can continue to care for all patients who choose to access reproductive health care, including safe and legal abortion, in Missouri and across the region.”

June 25, 2020 • Missouri

Statement from Yamelsie Rodríguez on death of George Floyd, ongoing demonstrations

“Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region & Southwest Missouri stands in solidarity with our patients, staff, and with communities all over the country, demonstrating against the recent killing of George Floyd by law enforcement officers in Minnesota. His death is heart-wrenching and magnifies the trauma re-enforced by racism, injustice, and systemic oppression that Black and Brown communities experience every day."

June 2, 2020 • Missouri

Victory for Missourians: Abortion Services Protected in Missouri

Administrative Hearing Commission rules that MO Department of Health wrongfully withheld Planned Parenthood’s abortion license

May 29, 2020 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood doing its part to slow virus spread, recruiting supporters to make cloth masks for patients

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri announced today it is asking supporters to make and donate cloth masks for patients when they visit Planned Parenthood health centers.

April 30, 2020 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood continues to expand telehealth options during pandemic

Patients across Missouri and Southern Illinois can now access sexual and reproductive health care through video visits. Patients can now schedule a video visit with a Planned Parenthood provider by calling 314-531-7526.

April 27, 2020 • Missouri