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Dr. Leana Wen Removed as Planned Parenthood’s President

After less than a year on the job, Dr Leanna Wen M.D. has been removed from her position of Planned Parenthood’s president. Per the statement released by Dr. Wen, the ousting occurred after disagreements between Dr. Wen and Planned Parenthood’s board on the direction of the organization following the severe blows from the far right on reproductive rights, especially on the front of abortion access. Wen also stated that she was ousted after a secret meeting despite having been in good faith negotiations regarding her departure. It has not been a secret that the main issue of between the two parties was the framing of abortion as a healthcare issue rather than a political one. Following her ousting, The New York Times reported the organization wanted a more aggressive political leader, and as such, decided to appoint Alexis McGill Johnson as action CEO and president of both Planned parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Dr. Leana Wen was the first Asian American as well as the first physician in 50 years to become the president of Planned Parenthood in 2018 after Cecile Richards announced her resignation. As an emergency room doctor and former health commissioner, Wen lead […]

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