There was plenty of applause for Planned Parenthood and its president Cecile Richards Wednesday night at the DNC, and boos for Mitt Romney and his plan to “get rid of Planned Parenthood” and repeal Roe v. Wade. “Why are we having to fight in 2012 against politicians who want to end access to birth control?” Richards asked. “It’s like we woke up in a bad episode of Mad Men.”
Richards name-checked Rep. Todd Akin early on in her speech but managed to overlook Margaret Sanger in her remarks on the founding of Planned Parenthood.
Richards’ appearance followed that of NARAL’s Nancy Keenan on Tuesday.