Cory L. Richards

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Cory L. Richards (born 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska; died April 4, 2013 in Washington, District of Columbia) was an American activist for birth control and abortion rights.[1] He worked for the Guttmacher Institute, which he first joined in 1975 as a policy analyst.[2] He was appointed vice president for public policy in 1988, senior vice president in 2000 and executive vice president in 2008.[2]

In 1994 Richards spearheaded the report Uneven and Unequal, which brought the issue of gaps in insurance coverage for contraceptives to public debate.[1] In 1998 he founded the Guttmacher Policy Review, a quarterly journal that analyzes sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.[2] He also volunteered with NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Abortion Federation, and National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS).[3]

He died in 2013 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 64. His ashes are interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington DC. [4]