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Planned Parenthood Re-Opens Limited Services at Sioux City Health Center to Meet Community Need

Sexual and reproductive health care needs don’t stop during a pandemic and Iowans in the Sioux City area need these services, especially now.

June 2, 2020

Joint Statement from Planned Parenthood and ACLU of Iowa on Appeal to Iowa Supreme Court

As the district court recognized, the state violated the Iowa Constitution's promise of equal protection by attempting to block these grants. Importantly, during this appeal, we will be able to continue to provide these vital programs to Iowans in need of them across our state.

June 2, 2020

STIs increase 21% in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Health recently released data showing that the incidence of dangerous sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Iowa continues to increase since lawmakers excluded Planned Parenthood from the state’s family planning program.

May 27, 2020

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

Leah's Story | Get to Know Planned Parenthood

"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