“Could it be that Richards is getting out while she can, before indictments are handed down?” wonders Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “Or could it be that Planned Parenthood now sees her as a liability with all her connections to others under criminal investigation such as Hillary Clinton, the beleaguered Clinton Foundation, and Fusion GPS?
Susan B. Anthony List mourns the fact that 3.8 million unborn babies lost their lives at Planned Parenthood under Richards’ leadership. The pro-life group notes that while abortions were up 21 percent during that time, other services decreased: cancer screenings (down 67%), breast exams (60%), and pap tests (74%). Full Article
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress said in a statement that after his video series led to multiple congressional investigations, Richards’ decision to step down “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.” Full Article
In spite of Richards’ efforts to paint Planned Parenthood as not primarily centered on abortion, its latest financial report shows it killed 321,384 unborn children last year, the source of the vast majority of the abortion giant’s profits, which increased by 27 percent — from $77.5 million in 2015 to $98.5 million in 2017. The group also took in $544 million in taxpayer funding. Full Article