Cecile Richards is president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a national organization that works for a healthier world for women and teens. Through nearly 800 health centers, Planned Parenthood provides health care services to nearly 3 million people and sex education to more than 1.1 million people every year. Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, Richards has expanded the organization’s advocacy power and developed a unified national Web presence; it receives 33 million online visits annually. A frequent commentator on women’s rights, reproductive health, and sex education, she is a contributor to The Huffington Post, serves on the board of the Ford Foundation, and has been named twice to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

It's an economy booster! One third of the wage gains women have made since the 1960s are the result of birth control, says Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood.


A Romney presidency would decimate health care for 5 million poor and uninsured people a year, writes Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards.