Cecile Richards: ‘Women Are Now the Most Important Political Force’ in the U.S.
RICHARDS: "In fact, what we saw certainly in Planned Parenthood, I credit the Women’s March largely for the reason we were able to beat back the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the overturning of the Affordable Care Act, because women just kept marching. Every town hall meeting, calls to Congress, absolutely were dominated by women. And then of course now we’re seeing record numbers of women filing to run for office, including staff at Planned Parenthood are now running for State Senate and state legislature across the country. I do think that the most important outcome of all of this is that women are now the most important political force in the United States of America. That includes culturally, includes electorally, includes as a grassroots movement."