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Public News Service - IA: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Pro-choice advocates are expected to rally at state capitols and courthouses in all 50 states today in response to Alabama's almost total ban on abortion passed last week. (aclu-ia.org)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Rallies will be held in six Iowa cities today following the near-total ban on abortions signed into law in Alabama last week and ongoing efforts to pass similar laws in other states. The Alabama law makes no exception in cases of rape or incest and authorizes prison senten

Iowa's Ebonie Bailey used Waterloo's MercyOne Medical Center for the birth of her child and post-delivery contraception before the Catholic-affiliated hospital announced a crackdown on reproductive health care services based on Roman Catholic directives. (Courtesy: Ebonie Bailey)

WATERLOO, Iowa – A Catholic hospital in Iowa that offered contraception for decades has halted those services after Dubuque Archbishop Michael Jackels decided it was time to more strictly adhere to directives from the U.S. Conference on Catholic Bishops. Since April 1, MercyOne Medical Cente

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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