Tribpedia: Cecile Richards

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Cecile Richards is the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards. Currently, she is the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). She has been a longtime activist for progressive causes.

The first campaign she worked on (along with her mother) was lawyer Sarah Weddington's successful bid to the Texas Legislature in 1972. In 1995, Richards founded ...

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Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, cheering with activists to disrupt the last minutes of the vote on Senate Bill 5.
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, cheering with activists to disrupt the last minutes of the vote on Senate Bill 5.

How Activists Yelled an Abortion Bill to Death

When efforts by state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, and other Senate Democrats to run out the clock on an abortion bill fell short, protesters made enough noise to grind the Senate chamber to a halt. But the unusual display of civil disobedience was not planned by the groups that had rallied thousands to the Capitol that day.

Cecile Richards in TX, Defends Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, a native Texan and daughter of former Gov. Ann Richards, visited the capitol on Wednesday to defend funding for womens' health services. She discussed "legislative assaults" against the organization's family planning services, why government funding isn't used for abortions, and her mother's legacy.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of Mar. 14, 2011

Grissom on threats to re-entry programs for criminals, Hamilton on the tempest over the direction of UT, E. Smith's interview with Joe Straus, Stiles and Chang's new lobbying app, M. Smith and Weber on where state officeholders send their children to school, Aaronson on allowing new nuclear power plants, Aguilar on how Hispanic Republicans are handling immigration issues, Ramshaw talks abortion with Planned Parennthood's Cecile Richards, Tan and Dehn on tapping the Rainy Day Fund and Galbraith on San Antonio and its water: The best of our best content from March 14 to 18, 2011.

Cecile Richards: The TT Interview

The president of Planned Parenthood and daughter of the late Democratic Gov. Ann Richards on Republican lawmakers’ efforts to defund her organization, a Texas attorney general’s opinion she says will keep low-income women from preventative care, and how her mother would’ve handled all of this.