Richards: We’ve Come Too Far to Turn Back

President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards told the crowd at the Democratic National Convention that the current political agenda being pushed by Republicans makes her feel like “we woke up in a bad episode of Mad Men.” Obama, she said, has made great strides in pushing for women’s issues and health coverage. “Thanks to President Obama, being a woman will no longer be a pre-existing condition!” When she reminded the crowd that her mother, former Texas governor Ann Richards, addressed the DNC 24 years ago, she could barely stop the cheering. “As women, we've come too far to turn back,” she finished. “And we won't. Mom wouldn’t have stood for it and neither will we.”