As America's abortion queen Cecile Richards prepares to step down from her role as CEO of Planned Parenthood, mournful leftists in the media are paying their respects.
On Wednesday, Buzzfeed revealed that Richards would be stepping down from the post she served since 2006. Speculation as to whether or not her departure pertains to the DOJ signaling a federal investigation into the abortion chain's alleged procurement and sale of fetal parts remains to be seen. Her departure will also coincide with the eventual release of her own memoir.
"Leading Planned Parenthood over the last 12 years has been the honor of my lifetime," Richards said of her departure. "Together, we have made real progress in this country, expanding access to services and making reproductive rights a central priority of our nation’s health care system. I’m deeply proud of the progress we’ve made for the millions of people Planned Parenthood health centers serve across the country each year."
As LifeNews reports, leftists in the media have since been praising Richards' tenure, with media outlets like Jezebel to Elle magazine wishing her a warm goodbye, hoping that she returns for a career in politics.
Lauren Evans of Jezebel declared Richards "a household name among anyone even passingly familiar with reproductive rights." LifeNews noted that just one week prior, Evans "was recognized by Planned Parenthood at its media awards ceremony."
Evans continued, "Richards pushed Planned Parenthood into the mainstream consciousness, simultaneously waging national, celebrity-studded campaigns while flexing considerable power in the face of politicians hellbent on cutting women off from reproductive care."
Refinery29 writer Andrea González-Ramírez allowed herself to succumb to the momentary delusion that Cecile Richards would have even a remote shot of winning the Texas governorship in 2018.
Elle writer Mattie Kahn praised Richards for galvanizing "support for Planned Parenthood despite repeated GOP-led efforts to defund the organization, weaken reproductive health care laws nationwide, and undercut comprehensive sex education and access to birth control."
Bustle editor Jenny Hollander also praised Richards as a "recognizable force for change."
The Daily Beast lamented that Richards' departure "comes at a time when lawmakers have attempted to revoke the feminist organization’s federal funding, which provides a wealth of health services for women, including contraceptives and abortion services."
Planned Parenthood has profited from conducting roughly 7.6 million abortions since Roe v. Wade.