Cecile Richards left her job as the CEO of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday with accolades from some of the top celebrities and politicians in America.
Among those thanking Richards for her legacy — which includes 3.5 million dead unborn babies – were “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, Aisha Tyler from “Archer” and “Criminal Minds,” and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi.
On behalf of women everywhere thank you for fighting for us & with us @CecileRichards. It’s been my honor & privilege to help you in whatever small way I’ve been able to. Excited to see what you do next! #ThankYouCecile @PPact pic.twitter.com/mFNSERiIhG
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) May 1, 2018
Tyler sent her well wishes by quoting Richards in a tweet: “One of us can be dismissed. Two of us can be ignored. But together, we are a movement, and we are unstoppable.”
“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman also thanked Richards, writing, “Today I’m celebrating @CecileRichards and all she has done over the last 12 years to fight for women’s health and rights and build a stronger progressive movement.”
Elizabeth Banks, an actress known for her role in “The Hunger Games,” wrote a very similar tweet, “Today I’m celebrating @CecileRichards and all she has done over the last 12 years to fight for women’s health and rights #ThankYouCecile @PPFA”
Actresses Amy Brenneman and Kate Walsh and comedian Cameron Esposito also congratulated the outgoing abortion CEO.
Political figures like Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Sens. Kristen Gillibrand and Dianne Feinstein offered their well wishes as well on Tuesday. Ironically, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez even tweeted a photo of him holding his baby granddaughter to thank the infamous abortion lobbyist.
For my daughter, granddaughter and women everywhere, we are all grateful. pic.twitter.com/LV5xANV6h9
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) April 30, 2018
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.
Since 2006, Richards has drawn in a huge, nearly seven-figure salary leading the nonprofit. 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.
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.
The group has not announced Richards’ replacement yet.