On Being Fearless

Each day, 8,118 people across the United States receive health care through the doors of Planned Parenthood — roughly 2.5 million annually. Recent polls suggest Planned Parenthood is more popular than Congress; certainly across many polls, Planned Parenthood receives support from the majority of Americans. However, as Congress rethinks health care, who receives what, and how it is distributed, Planned Parenthood faces constant scrutiny and threat of defunding — a risk its leader, Cecile Richards, is not willing to take. The battle for women’s health and women’s right to choose is not one she will relinquish, no matter the consequences.

Festival: 2017

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