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

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

Missourians in need of reproductive health care during pandemic have new telehealth options from Planned Parenthood

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri (PPSLRSWMO) is proud to announce the launch of a new telehealth program in Missouri, which expands the ways patients can access high-quality, affordable health care services.

April 9, 2020 • Missouri

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


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

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