Deliberate Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards is stepping down from her position on the ladies’s well being group after greater than 10 years of service, BuzzFeed reported.
The information website stated that two of the corporate’s board members have been informed that Richards, 60, is leaving the reproductive rights group that she has led since 2006.
A Deliberate Parenthood spokesperson didn’t verify the report however as a substitute informed the Day by day Information that “Cecile plans to debate 2018 and the following steps for Deliberate Parenthood’s future on the upcoming board assembly.”
Richards is the face of not solely Deliberate Parenthood as a well being and abortion rights group but in addition the chief of the Deliberate Parenthood Federation of America and its political department, the Deliberate Parenthood Motion Fund.
As Deliberate Parenthood’s president, Richards has been on the helm throughout a interval of each overwhelming assist and opposition. A Kaiser ballot from March 2017 confirmed that 75% of People supported federal funding for the group. Deliberate Parenthood additionally noticed tens of 1000’s of particular person donations pour in throughout President Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign — a lot of them made in Vice President Mike Pence’s title.
In his first 12 months in workplace, President Trump has repeatedly tried to disclaim Deliberate Parenthood federal cash and ladies entry to insurance-covered contraception.
The board assembly through which Richards is asserting her determination is scheduled to happen late subsequent week, based on BuzzFeed.