Cecile Richards

  • DIRECTOR Oct 15, 2019

    MeToo Leader Launches New Hashtag to Mobilize Voters

    The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have largely been absent...

  • president Jul 17, 2019

    Planned Parenthood President Forced Out After Only 8 Months

    The president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, was ousted Tuesday after just eight months on the job as the organization faced unprecedented challenges related to its role as the leading abortion provider in the U.S. Wen, in a Twitter post, said she learned that Planned Parenthood’s board “ended my employment at a secret meeting.” She indicated the board wanted...

  • Donald Trump Apr 29, 2019

    New Group Launches to Harness Political Power of Women

    Three of the nation’s most influential activists are launching an organization that aims to harness the political power of women to influence elections and shape local and national policy priorities. Dubbed Supermajority, the organization is the creation of Cecile Richards, the former head of Planned Parenthood; Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter; and Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the...

  • Associated Press Mar 19, 2018

    Cecile Richards Stepping Down As Planned Parenthood Leader

    Cecile Richards, who led Planned Parenthood through 12 tumultuous years, is stepping down as its president.

  • president Apr 6, 2017

    Shonda Rhimes Joins National Planned Parenthood Board

    “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes is joining the national board of Planned Parenthood.
    Rhimes made the announcement in an interview with Elle magazine alongside Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards.
    Rhimes says she decided to join the board because “women’s health is under fire right now” and she feels “it’s important to help fight back.”

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2017

    Trump Offers Planned Parenthood Funds If It Stops Performing Abortions

    President Donald Trump has offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions. Its president spurned the proposal and noted that federal money already is not allowed to be used for abortion. Trump confirmed Monday there had been discussions after The New York Times inquired about what it described as an informal proposal. In a...

  • president Feb 8, 2017

    Designers to Support Planned Parenthood With Pink Pins at New York Fashion Week

    As New York Fashion Week sets to kick off on Thursday, designers part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will showcase support for Planned Parenthood with pink pins. More than 40 designers and brands participating in fashion week will sport the pink pins, including Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch and Zac Posen. The...

  • Donald Trump Jan 6, 2017

    GOP to Tackle Planned Parenthood in Repeal: Ryan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would slash federal dollars for Planned Parenthood as part of the GOP effort to repeal the health care law.

  • NBC Nov 18, 2015

    Home Abortions Rise After Texas Law Closes Clinics: Study

    A Texas law aimed at restricting abortions, which took effect in 2013, has led to more women trying to end a pregnancy on their own, while the number of clinical procedures in the state has declined, according to a study released on Tuesday, NBC News reported....
    The Texas Policy Evaluation Project found that an estimated 100,000 to 240,000 women aged 18...

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