VIDEO: [NJTV News] When Dr. Leana Wen was appointed president of Planned Parenthood she fiercely defended abortion rights and passionately sounded the alarm about restrictive legislation introduced in several U.S. states. Wen just got the boot for not supporting Planned Parenthood’s radical agenda enough. [May 17, 2019]
In a column at the New York Times on Friday, Wen said abortion politics was the main reason for her sudden departure from the largest abortion chain in America.
A medical doctor, Wen said she stepped into the leadership role focusing on Planned Parenthood as a health care provider, which is what it claims to be.
“To counter those who associate the organization with only abortion and use this misconception to attack its mission, I wanted to tell the story of all of its services — and in so doing, to normalize abortion care as the health care it is,” Wen wrote.
But the billion-dollar “non-profit’s” board had different goals. Last week, the board abruptly fired Wen after a “secret meeting.” According to the New York Times, the Planned Parenthood board engaged in “hours of negotiations” and ultimately canned Wen, citing the need for a “more aggressive political leader.”
Wen served in the role for less than a year.
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