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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

Iowa House Begins Debate on Legislation to Amend Iowa Constitution and End Iowans’ Right to Abortion

Iowans do not want their representatives to push through a constitutional amendment, let alone to focus on stripping away our rights while we are in this urgent fight to address systemic racism and policy brutality, all while we continue to battle a global pandemic. 

June 3, 2020

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