Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood, announced her retirement earlier this week. Pro-Life groups praised her decision as she is know for being even more pro-abortion than many of her predecessors. Richards and Planned Parenthood have also been embattled in recent years due to the undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. The videos exposed her work of selling the body parts of aborted babies for profit, and led to a renewed push to cut off government funding to Planned Parenthood. On the heels of her announcement, the Center for Medical Progress released the following statement:
Cecile Richards was the most devoted practitioner of Planned Parenthood’s “out of sight, out of mind” mantra to cover up their barbaric abortion business from the public. After CMP’s revealing undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s top abortion doctors and the damning findings of multiple Congressional probes, Richards’ departure shows that the old strategy is no longer working as Planned Parenthood faces federal criminal investigation for selling aborted baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains. Planned Parenthood’s new leadership should commit to full transparency with the Department of Justice and with the public, and to ending this taxpayer-funded criminal abortion enterprise once and for all.