Ryan Swanek

Ryan Swanek has been working in the field of abortion care for almost ten years. He has served in various administrative roles at Planned Parenthood of Nebraska & Council Bluffs & Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa (now Planned Parenthood of the Heartland) as well as Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, Director of Patient Services at The Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City, Illinois and most recently as Director of Business Development at the Abortion & Contraception Clinic of Nebraska. Ryan is an active member of various pro-choice organizations including the National Abortion Federation. He keenly monitors abortion related legislation throughout the Midwest and takes an active role in speaking out against anti-choice politicians and anti-choice measures being considered on the local and state levels. Ryan currently resides and works in Council Bluffs, Iowa where he was born and raised.

The 20-Week Abortion Myth

Abortion ban legislation in Iowa and elsewhere is based on a myth that focuses on the 20th week of pregnancy at which an arbitrary line is drawn to restrict abortions past this time.