Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards sits down with Fast Company to discuss how Planned Parenthood has stood strong throughout controversy.
We’re not fighting political battles just to get a tally of win-losses. It’s because it actually does matter in women’s lives. That’s a rare thing.
I try to remind people that Margaret Sanger was thrown into jail 99 years ago for handing out a pamphlet that now 6 million people on our website have access to. Not that long ago, young women were dying in emergency rooms from abortions, and now abortion is one of the safest medical treatments for women. Even when I came here, [we were] fighting to get birth control covered in insurance programs at all. Now it’s not just in insurance plans, it’s covered at no cost. Of course, we have a lot of things we have to fight, but we’re going in the right direction.