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Cecile Richards

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' | 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.

Victory Fund: Rethinking for the Future

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

The time has come for the Victory Fund to take a look in the mirror and perhaps rethink their mission.

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood President Advises GOP To Heed 'Rubbers' Example | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republicans lick their wounds and rethink a strategy for reaching out to women, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards has some...

Amanda Terkel

Planned Parenthood President Outlines Plan If Romney Wins | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's presidential election, one of the first groups that could take a hit is Planned Parenthood. Romney has pro...

Planned Parenthood Hoped For Debate Of Women's Issues In Denver

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 10.04.2012 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– Before the first presidential debate began at the University of Denver campus on Wednesday ...

Friday Talking Points -- Convention Talking Points

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Defending free speech is easy when everyone agrees with the speech -- it's defending odious and reprehensible speech that is always the harder path. More on this subject next week.

Let's Hear it for (and From) the Ladies: Top 10 Moments for Women at the DNC

Barbara Lee | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Weeks before the Democratic National Convention, I lamented the lack of women's voices slated for prime speaking roles in Charlotte, wondering aloud on these pages, "Where are the women?"

FULL TEXT: Read Cecile Richards' Democratic Convention Speech

Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards delivered her Democratic National Convention speech on Wednesday night...

Laura Bassett

Cecile Richards Invokes Todd Akin At Democratic Convention | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, noticeably avoided the word "abortion" in her speech at the Democratic National Conv...

Democrats Announce Prominent Women Convention Speakers

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic National Convention Committee Wednesday announced a lineup of convention speakers who will further solidify the party's s...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Opposes House GOP's VAWA Twist | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has joined a growing list of civil rights organizations, women's rights groups, domestic vi...

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

The Right Plan for Plan B

Cecile Richards | Posted 02.08.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

After years of acknowledging that emergency contraceptives are safe and effective for nonprescription use, the government missed a tremendous opportunity to make emergency contraception more available to women who need it.

What Siri's Blind Spot on Women's Health Really Means

Cecile Richards | Posted 02.01.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

Apple's trusty little phone wizard is clueless about birth control or abortion care. While this may be nothing more than a programming glitch, it is a modern-day example of the historic struggle women have always faced in getting access to health care and health information.

The Other 99%

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

Does it sound crazy that a small group of religious leaders and tea-party Republicans are fighting to eliminate women's access to birth control? That's exactly what's happening.

Watching Mississippi and the Future of Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

More than 1,000 reproductive health bills have been introduced in legislatures across the country, the majority of which seek to undermine women's health.

The Craziness in Congress

Cecile Richards | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

At a time when Americans want government focused on jobs and helping families weather the toughest economy in recent memory, Republicans have submitted a budget that guts the nation's birth control funding and eliminates access to cancer screenings for millions of women.

Stopping The Assault on Women's Health and Rights

Cecile Richards | Posted 10.31.2011 | Women
Cecile Richards

I used to think of Roe v Wade as the turning point in the struggle for women's rights and health. By recognizing reproductive rights as constitutional...

North Carolina Planned Parenthood Funding Safe -- For Now

AP | By TOM BREEN | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina cannot withhold funding from Planned Parenthood until a lawsuit over that provision of the state budget has been resol...

Birth Control You Can Afford -- It's About Time!

Cecile Richards | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Cecile Richards

Affordable birth control means better birth control. When cost is not a concern, women are more likely to choose more effective birth control methods. Imagine -- making your birth control decision based on what fits you rather than what fits your wallet!