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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2018 


The Trump administration pulls the U.S. out of the U.N. Human Rights Council. Also on the Wednesday rundown: state AG's push back on the Trump border policy; and we look at the link between zine and fertility.

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Public News Service - IA: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A lawsuit has been filed to stop Iowa's newest anti-abortion law from taking effect on July 1.  (plannedparenthoodaction.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Calling the Iowa "fetal heartbeat" abortion law "beyond extreme," three groups filed suit on Tuesday to stop its implementation. Planned Parenthood, its Iowa chapter and the American Civil Liberties Union Iowa branch said the law passed by Iowa legislators and signed by the

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland will close its Dubuque location and move staff to Cedar Rapids in order to better address patient needs. (Planned Parenthood)

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Planned Parenthood is closing its location in Dubuque not because of a lack of demand there, but because there's more demand in Cedar Rapids. Angie Remington, public relations manager of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, says the change will take place as soon as the building in D

PHOTO: The candlelight vigil will salute those whose lives have been impacted by HIV or AIDS.
Available In Spanish

DES MOINES, Iowa – There's a candlelight vigil tomorrow (Saturday) on the steps of the Capitol as Iowa marks World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Working Together for an AIDS-free Generation," and a big part of that effort is screening. Insurance providers are required under the Affordabl

PHOTO: Some of the antique books available at the sale. Photo credit: David McFarland, book sale volunteer.
Available In Spanish

DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 600,000 new and used books, magazines, puzzles, CDs, DVDs and games are available starting today at the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland annual Fall Book Sale. Co-chair Wanda Anderson says it draws thousands from across the Midwest, searching for bargains and treasure

PHOTO: When it comes to sex education, parents are the best educators. And
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DES MOINES, Iowa - When it comes to sex education, parents are the best educators. And "Let's Talk Month" in October is a perfect opportunity for families to get the conversation started. A national survey by Planned Parenthood and Family Circle magazine on parent-adolescent communication made some

PHOTO: Female doctor with stethoscope.
Available In Spanish

DES MOINES, Iowa – For women, the Affordable Care Act may be the greatest advance in women's health in a generation. Tracy Durbin with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland offers that view, because beginning this month, women with new private insurance policies can receive "Well Woman" preventi

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DES MOINES, Iowa - January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, about 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,000 of them will die from it - but in Iowa, that doesn't have to be the case. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancer types and,

DES MOINES, Iowa - October is "Let's Talk Month," created to help encourage conversations between parents and children about sexuality. Rhonda Ruby, health education manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, knows it can be difficult for parents to know when to have that conversation and to w

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