Cecile Richards Reportedly Plans to Step Down as Planned Parenthood President

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards reportedly plans to step down from her role after more than a decade leading the women's health and reproductive-rights group.Citing unnamed sources, Buzzfeed News reports that the daughter of late Texas Gov. Ann Richards has told several of the organization's board members about her intentions."Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood's future at the upcoming board meeting" next week, the group said in a statement.Richards, 60, joined Planned Parenthood in 2006 and "has expanded advocacy efforts to include fighting for access to health care, ensuring that Planned Parenthood played a pivotal role in shaping health care coverage and services for women under the Affordable Care Act," according to her biography on the group's website.  Continue reading...

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