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Jul. 27, 2013 Commonwealth Club Speakers


Here are some Commonwealth Club speakers. Pictured are Asha Agarwal, Dan Ashley, Michael Blum, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Brown, Susie Buell, Paul Carroll, Flora Castillo, Aneesh Chopra, Thomas Countryman, Martin Dempsey, Rorke Denver, Rod Diridon, Jack Dorsey, Malcolm Dougherty, Mortimer Downey, Diane Feinstein, Joseph Fink, Mariano Florentino Cuellar, Barney Frank, Timothy Geitner, Julius Genachowski, Tony Haymet, Katrina Heron, Brian Michael Jenkins, David Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Adam Lashinsky, Grace Lee, Jim Lehrer, Mark Matthews, Mark Mazzetti, Norman Mineta, Jeff Morales, Seyed Mousavian, Robert Mueller, Eli Pariser, Todd Park, Barbara Pivnicka, Colin Powell, Anita Raghavan, Cecile Richards, George Scalise, Scott Shafer, George Shultz, Mark Smith, Sonja Sotomayor, Kara Swisher, Kathryn Thomson, Carolyn Tyler, Steve Wozniak, Philip Yun.

Agrawal Asha  Thomson Kathryn Bourgeois John     Castillo Flora  Constantinovici Lina   Denver Rorke Diridon Rod  Dougherty Malcom Downey Mortimer Feinstein Diane 2   Frank Barney   Grossinger Robin Grove Deb   Jenkins Brian      Lew Jack 2 Lowe Jeremy  Matthews Chris  Mazzetti Mark 3 McNealy Scott 6 Mineta Norman Morales Jeff   Newsom Gavin copy Oconnor Philip   Pivnicka Barbara  Raghavan Anita Reaser Lynn Reich Robert 5   Shultz GeorgenShafer Scott  Sotomayor Sonia2  Thomson Kathryn Tickle Naomi  Wharton Ken Wozniak Steve 12 

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Jun. 14, 2011 Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in San Francisco at the Commonwealth Club, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America was introduced by philanthropist Susan Buell and interviewed by Katrina Heron, Editor-at-Large of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

Richards talked about the growing threat to a woman’s access to affordable healthcare after the election of conservatives to Congress and state legislatures. Cutting funding reduces woman’s access to family planning, testing and diagnosis for cancer and communicable disease.

Access to information is as important as healthcare. A hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger fought for the right to distribute birth control information by mail, which violated the Comstock Act. The courts eventually agreed that it was a basic human right to have such access. Today social media allows millions of women go to the Planned Parenthood website or download their app.

Despite all the technology, at some point a woman will still have to visit a brick and mortar clinic to get basic healthcare. Richards wants to make sure that women will have that choice.

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