Dr. Leana Wen, the physician who took over as head of Planned Parenthood in January, has reportedly been forced out of the organization because she’s just not pro-abortion enough for the board chairs.
In a statement posted Tuesday afternoon, Wen said she and the abortion provider’s board chairs had “philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”
According to a report from The Washington Post, Wen wanted to highlight Planned Parenthood’s other services, while also expanding abortion access. The board, however, wanted the company’s president to focus solely on abortion:
People familiar with Wen’s position said she has been battling over the organization’s direction with new board chair Aimee Cunningham almost since Cunningham arrived in May. Wen had tried to refocus the organization’s mission and image as a health provider offering a wide array of services, including abortions, they said. She replaced a number of the organization’s top officials with people who supported that approach.
It truly is noteworthy that Wen, the woman who responded angrily when BuzzFeed News published a puff piece about her that, in her view, focused too little on abortion, is just not a big enough advocate of abortion for Planned Parenthood’s board.
Not only that, when she first took over 10 months ago, Wen pledged that, during her tenure as president of Planned Parenthood, she would make “providing, protecting, and expanding access to abortion” the company’s “core mission.”
This is just further proof that, as the 2020 presidential election nears, the progressive left is just running further and further to the left, and they’re doing so unapologetically.
Over the years, polling has consistently shown Americans are fairly evenly split on the issue of abortion. Furthermore, recent data has suggested most Americans — even pro-choice Americans — are opposed to late-term abortion.
A YouGov survey commissioned by Americans United for Life and released in February found 66 percent of pro-choice Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester and 77 percent are against removing medical care for a viable child.
As more scientific information becomes available and technology advances, causing the age of viability to trend ever younger, an increasing number of voters are finding themselves morally opposed to abortion. Unable to answer for the scientific facts facing them, pro-abortion advocates are hunkering down.
It looks like Wen refused to fall in line, at least not enough.