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Cecile Richards

Women on the Verge

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Once again, at the final hour, women's rights and access have been traded away in the new Senate health care bill. Rights and access that we may not get back anytime soon, if ever.

NARAL and Planned Parenthood: Ineffectiveness Anti-Choice Democrats Can Rely On

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Democrats in Congress have just proudly signed a deal that allows a bunch of old men who have spent the better part of the last century avoiding their own sexual issues to dictate access to abortion services.

Misleading Attacks on Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

It was only a matter of time before the right-wing campaign against health care reform began to focus on abortion, and last week the Family Research Council pulled out all the stops.

A Radical Notion: Women's Health Care as Mainstream

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Maybe one day we won't need a special campaign to support women's health. But until then, Planned Parenthood is here to make sure women aren't worse off after health care reform than before.

The Top 10 Women's Health Achievements in Obama's First 100 Days

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

We are off to an incredible start, though as everyone involved in improving the long-term health of our nation knows, it's not just about the first 100 days.

Let's Support Change We Can Believe In

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

With a new tone in Washington, we can finally begin addressing the health care crisis in this country, and take the politics out of women's health.

Taking the Wraps Off Condoms

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Just in Case looks to be a simple and attractive makeup accessory, but serves a greater purpose. A hidden well contains two 2" x 2" condom foils.

Health Care Now: Women's Health Takes Center Stage

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cecile Richards

If we as a nation are serious about controlling costs and increasing access to health care, we need to address the real health needs of women.

Planned Parenthood Rebukes Obama For Removing 'Family Planning' From Stimulus

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's only been in office for eight days and some of his friends are already steaming mad at him. The president of Planned Parenthood Ac...

Can You Hear Me Yet?

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Cecile Richards

At this point, it's hard to imagine how much more data the government and Congress need to understand that just telling kids to not have sex isn't working.

Sen. Clinton Champions Women's Health Worldwide

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Senator Clinton understands that improving the status of women is not simply a moral imperative; it is necessary to building democracies around the globe.

Catholics Vote for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

In a poll commissioned by Planned Parenthood, Catholic voters' number-one response on family planning concerns were "too many unwanted children in America whose parents can't take care of them."

A Winning Night for Women

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

It is hard to overstate the landslide victory for women last night. For too long, our health and rights have been used as a political battering ram.

Palin and McCain's Disregard for Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Palin affirmed our fears that she, along with John McCain, is on board with the platform's most severe anti-woman principles. Apparently women's health is not only "extreme," but it's not even up for discussion.

Victims of Sexual Abuse Get Heard

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

With the nomination of Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket, women who had scattered after Hillary Clinton's defeat were reenergized as they coalesced in their opposition to Palin's abortion viewpoint.

Women's Health: Yet Another Issue Sarah Palin is Out of Touch On

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Palin's answers on reproductive health issues, such as criminalizing abortion, were a rambling mix of contradictions and platitudes, much like her answers the bailout, health care, and the economy.

To Hate Like This Never Felt So Good -- Taking Revenge on Sarah

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

My happiness with Obama was always much stronger than my dislike of McCain. And then Sarah happened, and it got personal. Here's how I'm sticking it to her.

Hillary and Cecile Richards: Basic Care for Millions of Women at Stake

Peter Daou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Daou

I wanted to share an important op-ed on an issue that Hillary has taken the lead on.

Obama Plays Offense Asserting Pro-Education, Pro-Prevention, Pro-Choice Values

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Politically, Obama's embrace of the education and prevention agenda long encompassed in the phrase "pro-choice" represents a shift away from abortion politics as usual.

Proposed Bush Rule Undermines Women's Access to Health Care

Cecile Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to contraception is essential and smart public policy. In its waning days, the Bush administration has shown it will stop at nothing to attack women's health care.

Harball Flirts With Women Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

If Chris Matthews and the mainstream media want to add something productive to the reproductive rights debate, they should move off the 70's polarization created by the far-right.