Cecile Richards

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Cecile Richards in 2011

Cecile Richards (born July 15, 1957) is an American activist who served as the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund from 2006 to 2018. In 2010, Richards was elected to the Ford Foundation board of trustees. In spring 2019, Richards co-founded Supermajority, a women's political action group. Richards is the daughter of former Governor of Texas Ann Richards


  • There is a reason that "roe v. wade" is the number one search on google today — American’s are waking up in disbelief and trying to understand how #SCOTUS is planning to eviscerate access to safe and legal abortion
    • tweet (6:24 AM · May 3, 2022)

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  • Earlier this week, news broke that the Supreme Court, in a leaked initial draft of majority opinion, had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case in which the court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.
Though a final decision from the Supreme Court has not been announced, social media was filled with stunned responses, with many admitting they never thought it would even come close to happening. One person who was not shocked: Cecile Richards.

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