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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2019 


Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Public News Service - IA: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

DES MOINES, Iowa - Thousands of books, DVDs, and other items go up for sale this week in Des Moines as part of the Planned Parenthood Book Sale, regularly one of the biggest events of its kind. Michele Guinn, co-chair of the event, says the fundraiser brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars for

DES MOINES, Iowa – Many women of child-bearing age in Iowa weren't even born when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Today, a group of young Iowans gets a history lesson from someone who was there. Planned Parenthood Young Leaders is a group of 20- and 30-year-o

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly half of the abortions performed in the United States in 2008 were for women at or below the poverty line, and experts believe the main reason is a lack of access to birth control. In rural Iowa, says Penny Dickey, chief operations officer for Planned Parenthood of the Hear

DES MOINES, Iowa – Testing, testing. That's the message for National STI Awareness Month, and there's a push in the final week for Iowans to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs). More than 11,000 Iowans were diagnosed in 2009, the latest year of records av

DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to cut billions from the federal budget, a measure which among other things prohibits Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving federal funds for any purpose, including basic preventive health care. Planned Parentho

DES MOINES, Iowa – There's a treasure hunt underway in Des Moines for book fans, and one of the best finds may have already been discovered. Every year, thousands of books are donated for the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland book sale. Most are worth no more than a few dollars, but this yea

DES MOINES, Iowa - Fifty years ago, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland began selling used books as a fundraiser. The annual book sale now draws thousands of people to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. To help raise money this year, a performance by Emmy award-winning musician, composer, philanthropist

DES MOINES, Iowa - This week, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland hosts a three-day conference for sexual health professionals from across the country to learn the latest about healthy sexual activity, as well as information about working with youth and enhancing diversity skills. Penny Dickey, chie

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