The governors are saying, 'Even if this administration is going to continue to push abstinence-only, we in the states are going to do the right thing by teens and actually give them the information they need to actually prevent an unintended pregnancy,States rejecting abstinence-only sex ed Jan 07, 2008
The Supreme Court's decision to hear this case is a dangerous act of hostility aimed squarely at women's health and safetySupreme Court to hear abortion law dispute Feb 21, 2006
Going after the strongest brand in women's health in America is one of the stupidest things the Republican Party could have donePlanned Parenthood fights federal cuts Mar 03, 2011
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.