Wendy Davis, Most Known For Her Anti-Abortion Filibuster, May Be Candidate To Run Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood’s current president, Cecile Richards, announced her plans to step down earlier this year. Former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis sidestepped questions about if she would be tapped to take over the organization.
Wendy Davis Leaves Door Open To Planned Parenthood Gig
Could Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator who rose to national prominence after her marathon 2013 filibuster protesting an anti-abortion bill, be in the running to next head of Planned Parenthood? The prominent Democratic surrogate isn't ruling out the possibility. (Flores and Palmer, 3/13)
In other news —
House Approves Bill Seeking To Defund Clinics That Offer Abortions In Tennessee
House lawmakers approved a bill Monday aimed at eliminating state funds given to health care clinics that provide abortions. The legislation, HB 2251, requires TennCare — the state's Medicaid system — to submit a federal waiver to allow the state to remove a provider from the health care program if they provide abortions. (Ebert, 3/12)