Planned Parenthood has at all times boasted shut ties to the media – however not this shut. A media determine is now in command of discovering the subsequent president for America’s largest abortion supplier.
In a Wednesday press launch, Planned Parenthood Federation of America introduced that its president, Cecile Richards, would step down from her place in May. Board chair Naomi Aberly named these conducting the “search” to switch her “outstanding and dynamic leadership.” That included former New York Times and Newsweek op-ed columnist Anna Quindlen.
Aberly congratulated Quindlen, a columnist and creator who has beforehand served as a Planned Parenthood board member.
“We couldn’t be more excited that Anna has taken on this important role,” praised Aberly. “Anna’s unique voice on behalf of women has motivated us for decades. The board is grateful for her willingness to help us find our future leader.”
Other members of the “Search Committee” got here from Planned Parenthood:
Aimee Boone Cunningham, PPFA Board of Directors
Cathy Hampton, Vice-chair, PPFA Board of Directors
Iris Harvey, CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio; PPFA Board of Directors
Kiki McLean, Secretary, PP Action Fund Board of Directors
Luz Towns-Miranda, PP Action Fund Board of Directors
Mark Nichols, MD, PPFA Board of Directors
Sarah Stoesz, CEO, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota; PPFA Board of Directors
Lillian Tamayo, CEO, Planned Parenthood of South, East, and North Florida
Carmen Rita Wong, PPFA Board of Directors
In the media, writers for The Huffington Post and Rewire are calling for a “black woman” or a “woman of color” to switch Richards. This comes after Richards scolded white ladies on the Women’s March rally in Las Vegas.
Richards’ departure date coincides with the publishing of her upcoming memoir. Media have already begun to mourn her loss and categorical hope that she runs for workplace. In distinction, leaders of the professional-life motion famous the “trail of misery” “this most devoted practitioner” of abortion leaves, together with three.eight million lives destroyed in abortion throughout her twelve years at Planned Parenthood.
According to Planned Parenthood’s most just lately revealed annual report, the group carried out 321,384 abortions and obtained $543.7 million in “government health services, reimbursements & grants” for the yr 2016 – 2017.