Cecile Richards, President of the nation’s largest abortion chain, is stepping down next week, sources told Buzzfeed. Richards has presided over Planned Parenthood since 2006, during which time she oversaw the deaths of some 3,500,000 babies.
A Planned Parenthood official told Buzzfeed, “Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood’s future at the upcoming board meeting.”
“The Planned Parenthood official did not comment on Richards’ future,” Buzzfeed reported, even though “Richards, 60, has informed at least some members of the organization’s board of directors [that she is leaving], one of the sources confirmed.”
During Richards’ tenure her salary skyrocketed 265% from when she first started in 2006. In 2006, as President of the “nonprofit” Richards brought in $360,902 and now makes $957,952. That’s nearly a million dollars. In February of 2017, Lifenews published a piece describing Richards work by saying, “Since Cecile Richards took over the helm of Planned Parenthood in 2006, she has transformed the abortion chain into a massive PR machine for Democrats.”
According to its own annual report, during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, Planned Parenthood committed 321,384 babies while simultaneously receiving $543.7 million in government taxpayer-funded dollarst That $543.7 million makes up 37 percent of Planned Parenthood’s $1.46 billion budget.
The news of Richards’ impending resignation could be another sign the abortion chain is taking a hit. Since the undercover investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress, along with investigation by Live Action showing Planned Parenthood’s willingness to cover up child sex abuse, aid-and-abet sex traffickers, the organization has not recovered its image.
“Cecile Richards was the most devoted practitioner of Planned Parenthood’s ‘out of sight, out of mind’ mantra to cover up their barbaric abortion business from the public,” David Daleiden of CMP told LifeSiteNews. “As Planned Parenthood faces federal criminal investigation from the FBI and DOJ for selling aborted baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains, Richards’ departure shows that the old strategy is no longer working – the secret is out that Planned Parenthood is a taxpayer-sponsored crime syndicate of industrial-scale child killing, and even Cecile Richards can no longer put a friendly spin on it.”
Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement: “Cecile Richards’ legacy is one of death and destruction for hundreds of thousands of preborn infants and pain, lasting harm, and regret for many hundreds of thousands of women. She leaves broken lives in her wake. Her departure is evidence of the collapsing abortion industry, whose ugly reality was revealed in the horrific Center for Medical Progress undercover videos in which ghoulish Planned Parenthood workers and vendors gloated about the money they were making. Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion. Yet Richards has deceived the American people about the harmful impacts of abortion and the ugly realities of the predatory industry that she leads. Thankfully their own reports show that Planned Parenthood is losing patients.”