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Isa's Story | Get to Know Planned Parenthood

"I’m involved with Planned Parenthood for my grandma who didn’t have choices; I do it for my mom, myself, my friends, and I do it for people I don’t know. Everyone deserves to have access to expert reproductive health care."

May 22, 2020

A place where abortion is health care

"I had an abortion. Abortion is truly a health care service. And that’s why it’s so important to talk about it, to destigmatize it."

May 22, 2020

Freida's Story | Get to Know Planned Parenthood

"Health care settings require vulnerability from patients, but Planned Parenthood makes me feel safe in that vulnerability because they recognize the importance of my non-binary identity and how closely it ties into how I feel about my body — including the decisions I make for it."

May 22, 2020

Jeanina's Story | Get to Know Planned Parenthood

"I grew up in a small town where it’s common for girls to become pregnant in high school. It’s not something that I wanted for myself. Before I found Planned Parenthood, I felt a little hopeless, worried that I would get pregnant and stay in a cycle of poverty."

May 22, 2020

Lori's Story | Get to Know Planned Parenthood

"I told a friend of my grandparents that I worked at Planned Parenthood. She got this look on her face and she started to cry, saying, 'Thank God for Planned Parenthood and thank God for you.'"

May 22, 2020

Court Rules State Can’t Exclude Planned Parenthood from State-Approved Sex Education for Iowa Youth

Today the Polk County District Court ruled a state law unconstitutional because it would have blocked Planned Parenthood of the Heartland from providing state-approved sex education to young Iowans through two federal grants administered by Iowa state agencies.

May 8, 2020

National Nurses Week Feature: April

It’s National Nurses Week so we’d like to take a moment to highlight our compassionate and skilled providers. April, a registered nurse at the Planned Parenthood Rosenfield Health Center in Iowa, shared some of her experiences working in this moment.

May 6, 2020

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood File Emergency Lawsuit to Keep Essential Abortion Procedures Available in Iowa During Pandemic

The lawsuit was filed against Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and other state officials to ensure that patients can continue to access essential, time-sensitive surgical abortion services during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

March 30, 2020