Cecile Richards Officially Leaves Planned Parenthood — Here’s How Many Abortions Occurred on Her Watch

When Cecile Richards left her role as the head of the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, some touted her work at the organization:

“There is no overstating how much good Cecile has done for American women,” feminist Jessica Valenti tweeted.

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But what exactly did that alleged “good” entail? While it’s true Richards’ organization likely provided services other than abortion during her 12-year tenure, the number of abortions she oversaw is perhaps the most shocking aspect of her leadership.

Richards reportedly presided over 3.5 million abortions, including dismemberment procedures in which a doctor literally tears an unborn child apart and crushes its skull.

To put that number in perspective, roughly 625,000 American war deaths occurred during the Civil War, 405,399 in World War II, and 58,209 in the Vietnam War.

But for Richards, it’s unclear whether those unborn children were living human beings. Citing the opinions of OBGYNs, she reportedly told Playboy that “there is no specific moment when life begins.”

“It depends on the pregnancy, and that’s frankly why doctors and their patients should be in charge of these decisions and not government,” she said.

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