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Apr. 25, 2012

Vol. 112, No. 11

Campus Notebook

Health-care rights of women defended

By Fran Hulette
Published in the April 25, 2012, issue

Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards defended health-care rights for women and touted technology as the key to disseminating information in a March 28 campus talk.

“In the past year, there has been an unrelenting attack on young women going to Planned Parenthood,” Richards said. “Partisan politics is driving sex education in this country.” 

Acknowledging that “you used to just get bad [sex] information at slumber parties or on the school bus, but now you can get it online,” Richards said Planned Parenthood is expanding its outreach through text messaging, video­conferencing with medical professionals, and providing information on its website.

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