- Insider's Take
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards comes by her troublemaking tendencies honestly. She’s the daughter of a civil rights lawyer and the late Ann Richards, outspoken governor of Texas. Raised in progressive causes and campaigns, Cecile Richards puts her many talents to use at Planned Parenthood, defending the organization against relentless partisan attacks and creating a cornerstone institution for the feminist movement in the process. Richards details her political and moral beliefs and the campaigns and battles that shaped her life. She makes strong arguments for Planned Parenthood and for women’s health and reproductive rights. She stands firmly in the US progressive liberal tradition. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends her important story of activism and determination to those interested in reproductive rights, politics and women’s leadership.
About the Author
Cecile Richards has been president of both the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund since 2006. In 2010, she joined the Ford Foundation board of trustees.