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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: 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

Kathleen Quain honored for service, philanthropy

Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is proud to recognize Kathleen Quain with the inaugural “Moving Beyond the Mission” award. The award celebrates an exemplary member of Planned Parenthood’s Women’s Leadership Circle who leads with their philanthropy, service, professional success, and commitment to diversity.

Feb. 28, 2019 • Missouri

Trump-Pence administration expected to introduce rule that gags providers

“This type of policy doesn’t work, and will undermine reproductive health care across our community and across the country.”

May 18, 2018 • Missouri

Planned Parenthood expands service in Joplin area to support center closing

Planned Parenthood, which has had a long presence in the Joplin community, expands service hours to ensure area patients still have a place to receive affordable reproductive, sexual and preventive health care.

April 30, 2018 • Missouri