Planned Parenthood’s new leader, Leana Wen, believes women have a “fundamental human right” to abort their unborn babies.
Wen, who took over for Cecile Richards as the leader of the billion-dollar abortion chain, is a former emergency room doctor and health commissioner of Baltimore. Planned Parenthood announced her as its new CEO last week.
While claiming abortions are only a small part of what Planned Parenthood does, Wen defended the life-destroying practice in an interview with Glamour magazine.
“Imagine if we said that we should poll people about whether vasectomies should be legal, and then we restricted access to vasectomies,” Wen said. “Or if the government imposed a gag rule, saying that doctors should follow a specific script in telling people about diabetes and insulin. It would never happen. It’s ludicrous to even think about. That’s why it’s so important for us to emphasize that reproductive health care is health care, that women’s health care is health care and that health care has to be a fundamental human right.”
The difference is that an abortion is the only medical procedure that purposefully destroys a living human being. Planned Parenthood performs about 320,000 abortions a year, each one ending the life of a unique, individual child in the womb. In most cases, that child’s heart already is beating, and he or she already has tiny fingers and toes.
Ironically, Wen claimed a child’s unnecessary death is one of the things that prompted her to do what she is doing today.
The daughter of an immigrant family from China, Wen said they moved to the United States when she was young. She said she watched her family and other immigrant families struggle to afford basic health care, and those experiences gave her a desire to become a doctor.
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“As a child, I watched a neighbor’s son die in front of me because he and his parents were undocumented immigrants, and they were too afraid to call for help,” Wen said.
She said the boy died as a result of an asthma attack, a treatable condition.
But instead of dedicating her life to helping children live, Wen accepted a job overseeing the No. 1 destroyer of unborn babies’ lives in America. And she is proud of it.
“The single biggest public health catastrophe of our time is the threat to women’s health. That’s what I want to spend my life fighting about because everything at this moment in history is at stake,” Wen said.
True women’s health care absolutely is important, but that is not what Planned Parenthood does. Almost none of its facilities offer prenatal care or ultrasounds for anything other than abortions, and none provide mammograms. Infertility treatments and adoption services are basically nonexistent as well.
What Planned Parenthood primarily provides is abortions, as well as birth control and STD tests/treatment. It is the largest abortion group in America, averaging about 320,000 abortions a year. The U.S. Department of Justice also is investigating whether the abortion chain illegally sold aborted baby body parts.
Wen may claim she is fighting for health care, but she really will be fighting to continue Planned Parenthood’s billion-dollar “nonprofit” work of killing babies in the womb.