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Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards (Photo: AP) Planned Parenthood Federation of America Cecile Richards (Photo: AP)  

Obama calls to thank Planned Parenthood for election-year help

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards tweeted Monday that President Barack Obama called Sunday to thank the organization for all its help this election cycle.

“Yesterday @BarackObama called to thank PP for all we’re doing. He knows how important this election is for @PPFAQ patients. Let’s win this!” Richards tweeted.

Richards had a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention, and the organization received a number of mentions and shout-outs from the speakers such as actress Scarlett Johansson, Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, Washington Sen. Patty Murray, New York Rep. Steve Israel and others.

“Thanks to President Obama, being a woman will no longer be a pre-existing condition!” Richards cheered Obama on the convention stage Wednesday, according to prepared comments. “Back in Texas, we say that you dance with them what brung you. President Obama brought women to this dance and we’re staying with him all the way through November!”

The organization also staged a rally for Obama near the convention site in Charlotte for Obama, featuring speakers such as noted contraception activist Sandra Fluke — also famous for receiving a call from Obama — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and actress Aisha Tyler.

Monday, The Washington Post reported that the political arm of the organization, Planned Parenthood Action Fund launched a $3.2 million ad campaign against Mitt Romney in Ohio and Virginia

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