Cecile Richards officially left her position as the CEO of America’s largest abortion business on Monday.
Richards announced her plans to resign from Planned Parenthood in January, barely a month after the U.S. Department of Justice said it is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.
Planned Parenthood has not announced Richards’ replacement at the time of the writing of this article.
“For 12 yrs, Mom has put her heart & soul into running Planned Parenthood,” Richards’ daughter Lily Adams tweeted Monday. “On her last day, it’s impossible to express what this org has meant to her & our family. We can’t wait to continue to support it as a few of the 11 million supporters across the country. #ThankYouCecile”
Planned Parenthood’s various twitter accounts also posted messages thanking their “fearless leader” for her abortion advocacy.
#ThankYouCecile for helping connect Planned Parenthood to patients’ communities & the partner organizations that serve them in the fight for a more just & equitable world.
Your legacy won’t be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/ETVSdHDwOc
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) April 30, 2018
In her last speech as president, Richards spoke Sunday to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in Texas, according to AJMC. There, she urged the pro-abortion medical group to support webcam abortions, a dangerous method in which women abort their unborn babies without ever seeing a doctor in person.
Richards has not indicated what she plans to do next. Right now, she is promoting her memoir, “Make Trouble,” but there is speculation that she may try to run for office. Her daughter Lily Adams works for pro-abortion U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris and Richards used to work for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
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Richards built quite a reputation for herself during her decade at the largest abortion business in America. Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood aborted approximately 3.5 million unborn babies and reaped in billions in taxpayer dollars.
Since 2006, Richards has drawn in a huge, nearly seven-figure salary leading the “non-profit.” During her tenure, Planned Parenthood saw huge drops in patient numbers and actual health services and scandal after scandal involving aborted baby body parts trafficking, sexual abuse cover-ups, Medicaid fraud and more.
At the same time, the abortion chain reaped in record profits, including billions in taxpayer funding, and maintained a corner on the American abortion market. It ramped up its political advocacy and attacked numerous efforts to protect unborn and born babies from abortion.
Richards expanded political advocacy at Planned Parenthood. Her background was in politics, not health care. Previously, she worked for pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the liberal advocacy group America Votes. She is the daughter of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards.
Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion business in America, aborting approximately 320,000 unborn babies every year. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion, with about half a billion dollars coming from taxpayers.