Gloria Feldt

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"Gloria Feldt served as PPFA president from 1996 to 2005, setting a bold, proactive agenda to advance reproductive health and rights worldwide. Her innovative thinking and courageous leadership were the driving forces behind contraceptive equity legislation passed in many states and increased public awareness of the need for accessible emergency contraception. Previously, she was a Planned Parenthood affiliate chief executive in West Texas and in Arizona, Head Start teacher, and activist in the civil rights movement. Among other honors, she was named a 2003 Woman of the Year by Glamour magazine and one of the top 200 Women Legends, Leaders, and Trailblazers, by Vanity Fair magazine. She was featured in most major media, including The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Today show, and Good Morning America. She is the author of The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women’s Rights and How to Fight Back and Behind Every Choice Is a Story." [1]

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  1. Gloria Feldt, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, accessed November 25, 2011.
  2. Margaret Sanger Award, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, accessed November 25, 2011.