Rep. Nadler Statement on Cecile Richards

Jan 26, 2018 Issues: Women, Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the announcement that Cecile Richards is stepping down as President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America:

"Cecile Richards’ integrity, strength, and honesty have been the hallmarks of her more than 10 years at the helm of Planned Parenthood. Under constant pressure from anti-choice politicians and extremists, she has fearlessly defended Planned Parenthood and stood strong against the lies, attacks, and often violence that targeted the patients, providers, and staff she represented. Through it all, Cecile helped the organization grow into one of the most recognized, important voices in women’s rights and women’s health. I am honored to call her my friend, and I look forward to her success wherever this next step may take her."