The Woman Behind The Changing Face Of Planned Parenthood
A lightning rod in the charged atmosphere of the current debate on abortion, Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards is viewed as a heroic defender of women's health care or a cunning puppet-master -- depending on who is doing the talking.
The Washington Post:
The Abortion Rights Movement Is Bolder Than It’s Been In Years. That’s Cecile Richards’s Plan.
On the morning of one of the most important days in her career, Cecile Richards waited anxiously in her office at Planned Parenthood headquarters in Manhattan, texting furiously with friends across the country. A few minutes past 10 a.m., a message from her daughter flashed across the screen. A single word: Yay! “That was when I knew we’d won,” Richards says, recalling the moment when she learned of the decision in the biggest abortion-related case to come before the Supreme Court in more than two decades. In a 5-to-3 vote, the justices had ruled that Texas’s restrictions on abortion clinics placed an “undue burden” on women seeking to end their pregnancies. (Gibson, 8/16)
Meanwhile in Texas —
San Antonio Express-News:
Texas Officials Pushing New Abortion Policies In Wake Of Supreme Court Ruling
Texas officials have wasted little time advancing new anti-abortion policies after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state law for building what it deemed to be unconstitutional barriers to abortion. (Zelinksi, 8/16)