Cecile Richards named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People" for second year in a row
This morning, TIME magazine revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards received this honor for the second year running!
She is one of only 10 people named to the list for the second year in a row—others include President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
This honor is a significant acknowledgment of the invaluable care Planned Parenthood health centers provide, and demonstrates a critical understanding of the roles Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund play in pushing back against the onslaught of attacks on women’s health care, birth control, sex education, and abortion.
Here’s what Cecile had to say about being named to this list:
I am thrilled to once again accept this honor on behalf of generations of women who have stood with Planned Parenthood as health centers have delivered preventive health care to nearly three million patients across the country. Amidst the unprecedented assault on access to basic health care over the past year, Planned Parenthood has never wavered in our commitment to protecting women’s health and providing access to lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, and sex education. In this critical election year where women’s health is being used as a political football, support for our work is more crucial than ever before.