Is PP's Cecile Richards 'abandoning a sinking ship'?

Thursday, January 25, 2018
 | 
Charlie Butts, Jody Brown (OneNewsNow.com)

Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood)UPDATE: On Friday morning (Jan. 26), Cecile Richards announced on video that she is stepping down as president of Planned Parenthood. (More details)

Original story:

Less than a week after the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, DC, there's word that the leader of the largest abortion-provider in America may be resigning her post.Pro-life organizations are reacting to reports (one here) that Cecile Richards may be stepping down as CEO of Planned Parenthood, a position at the "nonprofit" that has profited her by an annual salary of about a million dollars.

The taxpayer-funded abortion provider hasn't officially confirmed Richards' resignation, but sources within the organization have said she plans to discuss Planned Parenthood's "next steps" at a board meeting late next week. She took the leadership position in 2006.

Jim Sedlak of American Life League has a good idea why Richards might disappear from the organization.

"Sedlak, Jim (American Life League)[Since she assumed its leadership], Planned Parenthood has closed down 32 percent of its clinics around the country – it's lost almost 300 clinics," he tells OneNewsNow. "Its customer base has gone from 3.1 million customers down to 2.6 million customers."

In addition, the abortion conglomerate is under a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for illegally trafficking in aborted baby remains and other crimes.

"Could it be that Richards is getting out while she can, before indictments are handed down?" wonders Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. "Or could it be that Planned Parenthood now sees her as a liability with all her connections to others under criminal investigation such as Hillary Clinton, the beleaguered Clinton Foundation, and Fusion GPS?

Newman

"Whether she is abandoning a sinking ship or being kicked to the curb by Planned Parenthood, this reveals a destabilized abortion organization – and as long as they are disorganized, it means they won't be expanding their abortion empire. That is great news."

Susan B. Anthony List mourns the fact that 3.8 million unborn babies lost their lives at Planned Parenthood under Richards' leadership. The pro-life group notes that while abortions were up 21 percent during that time, other services decreased: cancer screenings (down 67%), breast exams (60%), and pap tests (74%).

Nance

Those statistics confirm a statement on Twitter from Penny Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America: "Under the leadership of Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood has grown to push one agenda – abortion above all else – while throwing aside any inkling of actual medical care."

Is Richards going to resign – or is she being shown the door? Brendan O'Morchoe of Students for Life suggests Planned Parenthood wants to go a different direction because it is suffering internal trauma. As proof, he points to the amount of money the organization pumped into elections to send liberal, pro-abortion candidates into public office to promote their agenda.

O'Morchoe

"... Just look at 2016. They spent $30 million just on the Hillary Clinton campaign; they spent $700,000 on the Georgia special election last year," he notes. "They're spending so much money trying to protect their interests so that their cronies in DC are the ones who are voting – and the American people aren't having it."

ALL's Sedlak suggests Richards won't just fade away but will likely work in the political realm and raise money – both roles she has arguably been quite successful at while heading up Planned Parenthood.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are the biggest indicators that the Democratic Party continues moving further left?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Latest: Alabama declares emergency ahead of Alberto
American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in US
'Quiet revolution' leads to pro-life loss in Ireland
More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision
Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes
Ireland: Anti-abortion group calls vote result 'a tragedy'
Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump meets with Utah man who's back in US after long captivity in Venezuela
Ireland overwhelmingly votes to overturn abortion ban, reject unborn's right to li
Joel Richardson now 'fully convinced' Mt. Sinai in Saudi Arabia
Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote
White House wants briefing on Mueller probe info that was shared with lawmakers: report

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
SBA: Voters won't forget pro-abortion senators

pregnancy ultrasoundThe U.S. Senate has failed to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in a 51-46 vote, striking a blow to pro-life activists who plan to keep fighting.