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(CNSNews.com) – Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is reportedly set to step down as the head of the nation’s largest abortion provider after more than a decade at the helm.
Richards took over for her mother, the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, in 2006.
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“Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood’s future at the upcoming board meeting,” the abortion provider said in a statement.
Although a formal announcement has yet to be made, pro-life groups are already reacting to the news:
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Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins said, “Cecile Richard’s 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,” Hawkins said.
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“Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion,” she said. “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.”
“Momentum is on the side of life, as the Students for Life National Conference just illustrated. Last weekend, we trained almost three times as many students in one day than the billion-dollar Planned Parenthood trained in a year, according to their recent annual report,” Hawkins said.
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“Richard bragged that Planned Parenthood started 50 new campus groups, but Students for Life started nearly 120 last year, and now has more than 1,200 student groups on campus in all 50 states. Planned Parenthood reports training 750 young activists from 11 cities while Students for Life trained...
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