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Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, Named Huffington Post Game Changer 2011: One Among One Hundred Innovators, Mavericks, Visionaries and Leaders

Huffington Post has named Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), one of Huffington Post's 2011 Game Changers, their “third annual celebration of 100 innovators, mavericks, visionaries, and leaders who are changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it.”
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Statement on the Passing of Dr. Dorothy Height

The nation has lost a great leader today — a true visionary whose voice for women’s and civil rights will never be forgotten.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Statement on the Passing of Dr. Benjamin Hooks

As a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) joins in the mourning of Dr. Benjamin Hooks’ passing.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, to be Honored at 50th Anniversary of The Pill Gala:

50 & Fabulous: Celebrating 50 Years of Women’s Advances Since The Pill
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Cecile Richards on 48th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut

In an op-ed today in Women’s Health, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, celebrates Estelle Griswold, who “as the executive director of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut in the fifties and sixties, spent years fighting an 1879 state law that made it illegal to use or prescribe contraception. Griswold took her case all the way to the Supreme Court—and on June 7, 1965, she won, legalizing birth control in the state of Connecticut for married couples.”
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood President Statement On CDC Report on Teen STI Rate

Cecile Richards President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

PPFA Statement on Teen Birth Rate Rise

Cecile Richards President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Catholic Charities' Opposition to Women's Health Law Is Put to Rest by U.S. Supreme Court

Albany, NY (October 1, 2007)—The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear Catholic Charities’ attempt to dismantle New York’s Women’s Health and Wellness Act. The law — which has been in effect since January 1, 2003 — requires insurance plans to cover women’s health services including osteoporosis exams, prescription contraceptives, and breast and cervical cancer screening.
Jan. 30, 2014 • National

Planned Parenthood Mourns the Death of Griswold v. Connecticut Attorney Catherine Roraback

42 Years After Landmark Case, Women Are Still Fighting Attacks on Birth Control Access
Jan. 30, 2014 • National