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January 26, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL on Cecile Richards’ Departure from Planned Parenthood


For Immediate Release: January 26, 2018
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

After Cecile Richards announced her departure from Planned Parenthood, where she served as president for 12 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“I’ve had the privilege of working side by side with my fellow Texan, Cecile Richards, over the last five years at NARAL. She has not only been a great institutional partner, who has inspired me for yearsshe’s a supportive and reliable friend who was there for me as I began my own journey in our beautiful movement for women’s rights. These jobs are hard, and Cecile is grace under pressure, infinitely compassionate, and a smart organizer who has harnessed our movement’s power into an unstoppable force through good times and bad. Her dedication to women, families, and our country is unwavering, and I know she’ll keep fighting for all of us.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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