Richards, DiNapoli to speak at Planned Parenthood lobby day

March 11, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of Planned Parenthood is coming to Albany for her organization’s annual lobby day.

Cecile Richards plans to address a rally of Planned Parenthood supporters Tuesday near the New York state Capitol. Richards is president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins are also expected to speak. All are Democrats.

More than 1,500 advocates for women’s health and abortion rights are expected to attend the rally and participate in other events, such as meetings with lawmakers.

This year Planned Parenthood’s New York agenda includes approving new standards for sex education, funding research into maternal mortality and strengthening state health care programs to ensure New Yorkers aren’t hurt by cuts in federal health care spending.