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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Isa 

Isa is a Planned Parenthood volunteer and Speakers Bureau member. They were a member of the Drake University GenAction chapter, working on LGBTQ+ and reproductive rights issues with their peers. Isa now works to inform candidates about sex education, abortion access, and the importance of funding for Planned Parenthood.

July 16, 2020

Racial Equity 101: Resources to Get Started

A selection of resources for white and non-Black people of color to get started on exploring racial inequity in America. All videos are free to access!

July 6, 2020

Planned Parenthood Restrictive Iowa Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked

The law, which would have mandated at least a 24-hour delay in accessing abortion services after an unnecessary additional visit to a health center, will be blocked while the court considers Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the State.

July 2, 2020

Pride and Perseverance 

As Pride month comes to a close, we look back on the month of June as one that pushed us, challenged us, and called us to do more. We must never forget that Pride began as an act of protest by a Black trans woman. That protest continues.

June 30, 2020

Lawsuit filed to block mandatory delay and extra appointment for abortion care

The law would cause excessive hardship for low-income Iowans, many who must take time off work or school, arrange and pay for child care, and often drive hours to get health care.

June 23, 2020

What June Medical Services V. Russo Could Mean for Access to Care

June Medical Services v. Russo not only threatens access to care, it also brings up the issue of  “third-party standing” and whether it is applicable in abortion cases. If the Court rules that physicians and health centers no longer have “third-party standing,” it will make it much more difficult for unnecessary abortion restrictions to be challenged in the courts.

June 23, 2020

Erin Davison-Rippey on the endorsement of Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden is the best choice for Iowa and our country. 

June 15, 2020

Statement on So Called "Waiting Period" Legislation

In the dead of night and without any public input, these leaders spent the final hours of the 2020 legislative session pushing through a 24-hour waiting period for Iowans who are getting an abortion. They took this action even though legislators received thousands of phone calls and emails this session from constituents in support of sexual and reproductive freedom.

June 14, 2020

Statement on Police Reform and Accountability Bill Becoming Law

Iowa made remarkable progress last night, thanks to the Iowa Legislative Black Caucus and organizers for Black Lives Matter Des Moines, along with Black, Indigenous and people of color leading organizations across Iowa—and the Iowans who showed up in the streets to demand justice.

June 12, 2020