Cecile Richards Expected to Step Down From Planned Parenthood After Increasing Annual Abortions by 11 Percent

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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood / Getty Images

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After increasing the number of abortions that Planned Parenthood performs annually by over 10 percent, Cecile Richards is planning to step down as the organization's president.

Two sources familiar with the matter told BuzzFeed News that Richards plans to leave her post after running Planned Parenthood for more than a decade.

"Cecile plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood's future at the upcoming board meeting," scheduled for next week, the organization said in a statement.

Richards has served as the president of Planned Parenthood since 2006, when the pro-abortion group terminated 289,750 pregnancies. By 2013, the number of abortions grew dramatically to 327,000. Since Richards took over the organization in 2006, the number of abortions it performs annually has increased by nearly 11 percent.

During her tenure of roughly 300,000 abortions per year, Richards oversaw Planned Parenthood end about three million pregnancies.

Richards' future is unknown, though she is currently working on a memoir titled Make Trouble, set for release in April.

Before joining Planned Parenthood, Richards served as deputy chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.).

Richards takes in a salary at Planned Parenthood of at least $500,000 a year.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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