Deliberate Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards is stepping down from her function on the ladies’s well being group after greater than 10 years of service, BuzzFeed reported.
The information web site stated that two of the corporate’s board members have been instructed that Richards, 60, is leaving the reproductive rights group that she has led since 2006.
A Deliberate Parenthood spokesperson didn’t affirm the report however as a substitute instructed the Each 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 additionally the chief of the Deliberate Parenthood Federation of America and its political department, the Deliberate Parenthood Motion Fund. Jim Beam faces boycott over Mila Kunis’ Pence protest
As Deliberate Parenthood’s president, Richards has been on the helm throughout a interval of each overwhelming help 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 identify.
In his first yr in workplace, President Trump has repeatedly tried to disclaim Deliberate Parenthood federal cash and girls entry to insurance-covered contraception.
The board assembly during which Richards is asserting her choice is scheduled to happen late subsequent week, in response to BuzzFeed.