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Report: Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to Step Down

Cecile Richards is stepping down as president of Planned Parenthood, according to a BuzzFeed News report. Richards was “the face and voice” of organization arms like the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for a decade. Under her leadership, the group increased its political profile—particularly in the fundraising and organizing divisions of Planned Parenthood. This 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.