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Planned Parenthood Announces Regional "RBG Week of Action"

In the wake of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, people are coming together to protect her legacy, progress, and to defend her last wish—that her seat on the Supreme Court is not filled until after Inauguration Day.

Sept. 23, 2020

What You Need to Know About Volunteering at a Virtual Phone Bank

Phone banking is one of the best ways to reach the most people in the shortest time, and you can phone bank from the comfort of your own home!

Sept. 23, 2020

What We’re Fighting For

Since Republicans took control of the Iowa Legislature in 2016, the attacks on sexual and reproductive health and rights have been relentless.

Aug. 7, 2020

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