In the wake of the unexpected news that, less than 10 months into her tenure as president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen’s contract with the abortion provider was terminated, it’s been reported some were unhappy with her unwillingness to be more “trans-inclusive.”
Wen’s alleged refusal to be “trans-inclusive” means she was uninterested in entertaining the idea that men — biological women who have transitioned into identifying themselves as males — can become pregnant and, as a result, seek abortions.
BuzzFeed News spoke with two unnamed sources who claimed Wen wouldn’t say “people” instead of “women” when referring to those seeking abortion or other services from Planned Parenthood clinics.
The ousted leader of Planned Parenthood, the first physician to helm the company in more than five decades, reportedly worried pushing the transgender movement on top of the organization’s already controversial mission would “isolate people in the midwest.”
Transgenderism is the latest wave in the progressive left’s version of the feminist movement, a far cry from the modest and meaningful suffrage movement it once was.
Julian Castro, a former Obama staffer now running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, argued during the first round of debates last month it’s important for the government to provide taxpayer-funded abortion services for transgender women. Given transgender women (biological males) are incapable of bearing children, it’s likely Castro intended to say transgender men (biological females), who are capable of bearing children.
As for Wen’s exit from Planned Parenthood, it’s worth noting that, despite the fact she once described the company’s “core mission” as “providing, protecting, and expanding access to abortion,” she was still apparently not pro-abortion enough for the organization’s board chairs.
A report published Tuesday by The Washington Post indicated Wen was interested in highlighting Planned Parenthood’s more benevolent services alongside its commitment to abortion while the board wanted to focus solely on expanding abortion.
In a statement announcing her exit, Wen said she board determined to terminate her contract over “philosophical differences” they had with her.
Faithwire has reached out to Wen for an interview but has not yet heard back from the now-former Planned Parenthood executive.