Cecile Richards

President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America on reproductive rights. Houston, Texas, Wortham Center, January 27, 2014.

SHORT. A high school senior speaks out. Young have already taken up the fight. 3:00

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Presentation. Birth control and life opportunities, texting Planned Parenthood with questions. 28:21

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Q&A. Politicians railing against birth control, advice to women candidates, reasons for hope. 14:55

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SHORT. What's behind the nationwide attack on abortion rights? 1:52

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Cecile Richards is introduced by Progressive Forum president, Randall R. Morton. 2:00

Cecile Richards | January 27, 2014 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum


As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Cecile Richards is a leader in the field of women’s health and reproductive rights. Since joining the organization in 2006, Richards has expanded its advocacy for access to health care and ensured that Planned Parenthood played a pivotal role in shaping health care coverage and services for women under the Affordable Care Act. Under her leadership, the number of Planned Parenthood supporters has doubled, reaching seven million. Before joining Planned Parenthood, Richards founded the Texas Freedom Network in 1996, a Texas organization formed to counter the Christian right. She served as deputy chief of staff for Nancy Pelosi. In 2004, she founded and served as president of the grassroots organization America Votes, a coalition of organizations working to maximize registration, education, and voter participation. She began her career organizing low-wage workers throughout California, Louisiana, and Texas. She is trustee of the Ford Foundation and the daughter of Ann Richards, the 45th governor of the state of Texas. This past speaker page shares her podium presentation as well as the Q&A.

Thanks to associate presenter:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Texas

Thanks to videographer:
Gotham Image Works

For citing this website as a source: ProgressiveForumHouston.org

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