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Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Is a Women's Health Advocate, Not a Monster

In our second episode of This Broad’s Life, we followed Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards around Washington, D.C. in early July—just weeks before the organization fell under attack from the Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group, and subsequently from Republicans all over the country. » 8/13/15 1:20pm 8/13/15 1:20pm

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Blocked By Senate Democrats

Today Senate Democrats rallied enough support to block a bill that, if passed, would eliminate Planned Parenthood’s government funding. Good news, indeed — but we’re not yet out of the woods. GOP leaders are steadfast in their resolve to defund the organization, even if their efforts lead to another government… » 8/03/15 9:15pm 8/03/15 9:15pm

Rand Paul Promises To Push Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood 

During an appearance on Fox News Sunday this morning, Republican Rand Paul promised to push a vote on his bill that would defund Planned Parenthood. “I’m going to try to force a vote on this,” Paul said. “I think the time is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to such a gruesome procedure.” » 7/26/15 2:00pm 7/26/15 2:00pm

What's More Romantic Than A Valentine's Day Abortion?

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards suggested via Vine yesterday that what women need for Valentine's Day is access to a host of reproductive care options — birth control, cancer screenings, well woman visits, breast exams, maternity care, preventative care, and, yeah, safe and legal abortion. But naturally,… » 2/11/14 1:40pm 2/11/14 1:40pm

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Extensive Anti-Choice Bill Into Law

Urghhhhh. Fancy meeting you here, HB5711. No big surprise, as it had already been predicted that this would come to pass, but yesterday Gov. Rick Snyder signed a severe abortion bill passed by the Michigan House earlier this month, which involves an OCD-level regulation of abortion facilities (e.g., if a clinic's… » 12/29/12 5:15pm 12/29/12 5:15pm

20 Badass Quotes From the Women of the DNC

The major political conventions are over! Boo, say nerds. Hooray, say people who just want their regular network TV shows back and journalists who are probably exhausted from two weeks straight of talking points, hats embellished with donkeys and elephants, and stadium food. While the seemingly endless stream of vague… » 9/07/12 7:40pm 9/07/12 7:40pm

Stop Antichoicers From Keeping Cecile Richards off TIME's 'Most Influential' List

You're probably aware that TIME magazine annually asks its readers to determine the most influential leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes in the world. But you might not know that pro-lifers like Jill Stanek and LifeNews are determined to vote Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards down and Archbishop of… » 4/06/12 11:20am 4/06/12 11:20am

Ann Richards' Daughter Keeps Her Mom's Talent For Ripping Into Clueless White Men Alive

  • Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards, daughter of late Texas firebrand Ann Richards, tactfully rips John McCain's campaign a new one after his top strategist calls Planned Parenthood "one of the most radical pro-abortion groups in the country." [Politico]
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