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Abortion bill passes Texas House; goes to Senate

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (UPI) -- The Texas House, with opponents shouting from the gallery, overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would place new limits on abortion.

The Issue: Texas in the spotlight; other states enact abortion laws

While the eyes of the nation were on Texas' abortion debate and filibuster, laws affecting abortion access went into effect without much national hoopla.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Perry calls another special legislative session to take up abortion

Perry calls another special legislative session to take up abortion

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26 (UPI) -- Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature after a special session ended without passage of a bill restricting abortion in Texas.
Obama administration backs off fight to limit morning-after pill

Obama administration backs off fight to limit morning-after pill

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The Obama administration dropped its bid to limit sales of the morning-after contraceptive pill for women and abide by a U.S. District Court judge's ruling.
White House: Judge overstepped on morning-after pills

White House: Judge overstepped on morning-after pills

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- The White House says a U.S. judge has no right to force it to make over-the-counter morning-after pills available to girls and women of all ages.

Court overturns 'fetal pain' law

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. District Court ruled unconstitutional Idaho's "fetal pain" law, which bans most abortions after 20 weeks.

Bishops unhappy with contraception option

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Roman Catholic bishops said religious-affiliated employers aren't free of a birth control mandate despite the Obama administration's revised plan.
A status quo government?

A status quo government?

U.S. voters may have returned the same leadership to Washington on Election Day but that doesn't mean they expect the status quo to continue, observers say.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Romney changes abortion, tax message

Romney changes abortion, tax message

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Moving to a more moderate position, U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered assurance he would not limit abortions.
It's the Democrats' turn for the spotlight

It's the Democrats' turn for the spotlight

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week likely will be a less glittery affair than 2008, when Barack Obama accepted the party's nomination.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Komen reverses Planned Parenthood decision

Komen reverses Planned Parenthood decision

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Susan G. Komen Foundation, the U.S. breast-cancer awareness entity blasted for ending its Planned Parenthood funding, said Friday it reversed its decision.
Planned Parenthood donations swell

Planned Parenthood donations swell

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Donations to Planned Parenthood have soared since the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation cut donations to the group, officials said.

Cancer group cuts off Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Planned Parenthood official says "right-wing groups" pressured Susan G. Komen for the Cure into ending grants to the U.S. reproductive health organization.
Planned Parenthood fights federal cuts

Planned Parenthood fights federal cuts

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is fighting legislation currently in the U.S. Senate to cut its federal funding, officials said Thursday.

States rejecting abstinence-only sex ed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Critics of the Bush administration's abstinence-only sex education program say the recent rise in the U.S. teen pregnancy rate shows the program is failing.
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Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, delivers remarks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in the Pepsi Center in Denver on August 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Cecile Richards is the current president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

She previously founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of national Democratic organizations. Before that, she was deputy chief of staff to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives. She has also worked at the Turner Foundation.

In 1996, she founded the Texas Freedom Network, a Texas organization formed to counter the Christian Right. Richards was strongly critical of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which places limits on taxpayer-funded abortions in the context of the November 2009 Affordable Health Care for America Act.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cecile Richards."
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