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UltraViolet on News Cecile Richards Will Step Down as President of Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Statement from Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization:

“There are not enough words to express our appreciation and admiration for Cecile Richards and her lifelong commitment to fighting for women and their right to reproductive health care access.  

“Richards is an inspiration, a tireless advocate, and incredibly effective leader. Despite Planned Parenthood being under near-constant attack, under her leadership the organization has garnered overwhelming support from the public and expanded its base while providing care to 1 in 5 women every year.

“Richards' leadership at Planned Parenthood has increased access to quality, affordable health care for countless women by ensuring they are empowered to control their own private health care decisions.


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"Calling Cecile Richards a leader alone simply does not do her justice. She is a champion and mentor for women everywhere.”


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UltraViolet is an online community of over 550,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media.  Find out more at

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