Richards decries lack of concern about sex education in U.S.
Sex is everywhere, from music to movies to television, yet when it comes to sex education and reproductive health, there is a lack of credible information, says Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. “I don’t have to talk about sex for young people to think about it,” Richards told the crowd at Princeton University on Wednesday. “I think of my own kids who grew up watching Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, let’s just go down the list. And yet somehow we don’t want to teach sex education or provide access to good information." Richards spoke at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs to discuss “Keeping Politics out of Women’s Health.” As the head of Planned Parenthood since 2005, Richards oversees the …
Breast cancer advocacy group reverses course after disqualifying family planning organization from grant consideration
Friday, February 3, 2012
After enduring days of criticism, the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced Friday morning it would reverse its decision to cut off grant funding to Planned Parenthood. Komen founder Nancy Brinker said the foundation has been "distressed at the presumption that the changes made to our funding criteria were done for political reasons or to specifically penalize Planned Parenthood," which provides family planning services, with affiliates in Shrewsbury and Freehold in Monmouth County. "We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women's lives," Brinker said. The breast cancer advocacy organization, which raises money nationally via fundraising walkathons, had …