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Supreme Court to hear abortion law dispute

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- With two new conservative justices aboard, the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to reconsider the constitutionality of so-called partial-birth abortions.
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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.

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