BOSTON (CBS) â Cecile Richards, the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller to discuss her best-selling book along with her belief that now is the time for women to lead a political movement.
Richards was president of Planned Parenthood from 2006-2018. She also wrote the best-selling book âMake Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.âREAD MORE: Red Line Train Derails At Broadway MBTA Station
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Keller asked Richards about her previous statement that we need a political movement âof, by and for womenâ as the country inches toward the 2020 presidential election.
âI think the most important thing is that womenâs issues that women care about are part of the political conversation, whether itâs a woman or man running for president,â Richards said. âI just think itâs important that womenâs equality and our ability to participate in the work force and raise our families should be front and center in this campaign and thatâs my goal.â
Richards also discussed a meeting she had with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner shortly after President Trump was elected.MORE NEWS: Inspired By Mother, NH Teacher Running Virtual Boston Marathon For Stepping Strong Center
âThey asked to meet and their offer to me was if Planned Parenthood would quit providing abortion services to women in America that they would try to get more funding for the organization,â she said. âNeedless to say it didnât go anywhere. I said we are absolutely there to provide the full range of reproductive healthcare services for women. It was a disappointing meeting for sure.â