The search for Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richard's replacement has commenced on the heels of her announced departure, and a New York Times writer will be heading the committee.
The Huffington Post reports that as Richards plans to step down from her role as America's leading promoter of abortion, Planned Parenthood has tapped New York Times writer Anna Quindlen to find her replacement.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and novelist Anna Quindlen's mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Naomi Aberly, chair of the board at Planned Parenthood, said her "unique voice" will benefit the search for the organization's new leader.
Nine women will lead the search committee, including mother of "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda. Other members on the search committee are Dominican television journalist Carmen Wong, Democratic fundraiser Aimee Boone Cunningham, and various leaders and board members of Planned Parenthood.
"The board has specifically instructed the committee to seek candidates who reflect Planned Parenthood’s patients, most of whom are women and roughly 40 percent of whom are people of color," reports HuffPo.
When Cecile Richards first announced her departure, abortion activists openly called for a black woman to replace Richards as the CEO, admitting the fact that the abortion giant targets minorities.
"Planned Parenthood’s financial structure depends on the low-income black and brown women who rely on its services in communities with the greatest needs ― places like Texas, which has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world," wrote Huffington Post writer Loretta Ros.
Though African Americans make up only 13% of the U.S. population, 35% of babies killed in abortions are black. In New York City, data shows more black babies are aborted than are born.