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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - IA: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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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

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

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