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Cecile Richards

Defunding Planned Parenthood Wouldn't Affect Me -- And That Should Matter To Everyone

Michelle Tang | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Michelle Tang

While defunding Planned Parenthood won't make the slightest difference in my everyday life, it could dramatically impact already-marginalized women and negatively affect our economy. Here's why.

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood

Anna Waletzko | Posted 10.01.2015 | College
Anna Waletzko

When will we, as a country, accept that a woman's body is her own? When will we stop policing women's bodies, and start accepting that she is capable of making the decisions for herself?

A GOP Pattern of Vicious Attacks on Planned Parenthood

Sen. Barbara Boxer | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Since my GOP friends don't seem to understand how an OB-GYN appointment actually works, let me explain: Planned Parenthood and other primary care providers offer life-saving breast cancer screenings.

Looking for the Brain

Jonathan Richards | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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9 Times Cecile Richards Threw Down For Reproductive Rights

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women

This week, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards squared off against the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. She defended the w...

Planned Parenthood Chief Rips GOP For Grandstanding During House Hearing

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After enduring a marathon House hearing on Tuesday during which GOP representatives frequently interrupted her, Planned Parenthood presi...

GOP Interrupts Planned Parenthood President For 5 Hours

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans grilled Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards for five hours on Tuesday, and the conclusion was obvious: They w...

Even Planned Parenthood Haters Hated The House Oversight Hearing

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans took turns bashing the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, but the theatrics did not appease abortion critics. Plan...

Watch Jason Chaffetz React As He’s Accused Of 'Beating Up On A Woman' Over Her Pay

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) laid into Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday for grilling Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richard...

Planned Parenthood Chief Defends Against 'Smear' Campaign

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

The head of Planned Parenthood forcefully defended the organization against what she described as a "smear" campaign by an anti-abortion group that ha...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood: 'We Expect To Defeat' 20-Week Abortion Ban In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards said Wednesday that the family planning provider "expect[s] to defeat" a bill next week in th...

Watch: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion, was issued 41 years ago. Despite consistent public opinion to the contrary, conservatives and the religious right have patiently and relentlessly campaigned against it for decades. And recently, their efforts are finding some success.

Planned Parenthood Leader Touches On Sensitive Subject At Barnard

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.18.2014 | College

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards paid tribute to two college sexual assault activists during her commencement address at Barnard College o...

1958

James Moore | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
James Moore

There remain too many similarities between 2014 and 1958 with regards to earning power based on gender and opportunity. Women still earn historically less, even when they are performing the same jobs as men. Current federal law does not deliver sufficient protection against income disparities. Especially in Texas.

USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

With its recent editorial 'Obamacare Overreach Tramples Little Sisters of the Poor," USA Today joins the Chicago Tribune among the mainstream print outlets to "get it" when it comes to religious freedom.

What These 21 Amazing Women Were Doing At 25

Posted 09.22.2013 | Women

Author Ann Brashares once wrote: "I look back on my 20s. It’s supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you’r...

Kafka in Texas

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

When a cop with a political agenda can get away with persecuting a woman with a debilitating illness, Republicans can stop talking about limited government and personal liberty. If Romano's a potential terrorist, then so are you.

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

Another State Seeks Tighter Abortion Clinic Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Karen Brooks July 3 (Reuters) - Stricter rules for abortion clinics were approved by the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday, adding...

Texas Abortion Bill Is Dead

Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

The Texas anti-abortion bill, which threatened to close nearly all of the abortion clinics in the state and prompted an 11-hour filibuster by state Se...

Laura Bassett

Cecile Richards: 'It's Not Safe To Be A Woman'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

U.S. states may have passed a flood of abortion restrictions over the past two years, but North Dakota is showing "a whole new level of extremism" rig...

Hadiya's Story: Love in the Time of Hate

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.21.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I couldn't help myself: Super Bowl Sunday I found myself mulling over the state of the union.

Sandra Fluke On What It Will Take To Get A Woman In The White House

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women

"We were lucky enough to get hugs from Michelle Obama. It was like hugging America," the lead singer of folk-rock band Delta Rae told a cheering audie...

12 Women Who Inspired Me in 2012

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 03.02.2013 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

From politics to entertainment, philanthropy to fashion, there were a great number of defining moments this year that advanced the women's agenda and put the needs and rights of women and girls firmly on the map.

A New Kind of Political Dynasty

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Too often people conflate "public service" with "running for office." It appears that good parenting, as well as no small amount of brains, have helped this dynasty avoid that dysfunction.