Planned Parenthood Firing Leana Wen is a Reminder That It’s Just an Abortion Business

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 17, 2019   |   12:37PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is, first and foremost, an abortion business. And the firing of its new CEO less than a year after she was hired provides even more proof.

On Tuesday, national news outlets broke the news that the billion-dollar abortion chain fired CEO Leana Wen after its board held a “secret meeting” about her.

Apparently, Wen, a doctor, was not aggressive enough in pushing Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda. Wen basically admitted as much in a public statement after her firing.

“For me, as a doctor and a public health leader … providing essential primary and preventive care to millions of under-served women and families should always be the driving force of Planned Parenthood’s work,” she said. “The new Board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward will be to double down on abortion advocacy.”

It makes sense that Wen would think that. Planned Parenthood claims to be a trusted health care provider and insists that abortions are just a small part (about 3 percent) of what it does.

But the board of directors did not agree.

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While Wen said she wanted to focus on health care, the “new Board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward will be to double down on abortion rights advocacy.”

Planned Parenthood is the largest destroyer of unborn babies in America. Its 2018 annual report lists 332,757 abortions, about one third of all abortions in the U.S., and a record $1.66 billion in revenue.

Father Matthew P. Schneider, a Catholic priest and pro-life advocate, responded to the news on his blog:

PP often claims that abortion is only 3% of what they do: this has never really been honest, but today’s action reminds us that abortion is their focus. If abortion really was only 3% of what they did, focusing on the 97% while continuing the 3% would be a sensible strategy. An emergency board meeting to immediately replace a CEO not involved in a scandal only makes sense if abortion really is Planned Parenthood’s focus.

Wen also stated that abortions are Planned Parenthood’s “core mission” in January, not long after she took on the role of CEO.

Some pro-life leaders believe the turmoil inside the abortion chain is a sign of hope.

“Planned Parenthood’s abortion empire is more threatened than ever before,” Live Action founder and president Lila Rose said in a statement.

She pointed to polling showing strong public support for protections for unborn babies as the abortion industry pushes an increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda. Their agenda would allow unrestricted abortions for any reason up to birth and force taxpayers to pay for them.

Rose cited statistics from Planned Parenthood’s annual reports showing that its focus is on killing unborn babies and abortion politics:

While the corporation’s taxpayer funding has increased 11% over the last ten years, their services in nearly every area outside of abortion have decreased over the same amount of time. (Breast exams- 62% decrease, clientele – 23% decrease, pap tests- 74% decrease, cancer screenings- 67% decrease). Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has increased its share of the abortion market almost every year, killing 900 children every day.

Wen started her job as the CEO of Planned Parenthood last fall and immediately began misleading people about abortions. She quickly called killing babies in abortions “lifesaving work.”

She came under fire because she, an Asian American, refused to condemn sex selection abortions in her native country of China.

Prior to her employment as CEO, she also volunteered at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in St Louis, a facility notorious for botched abortions. The abortion facility is so bad that the Missouri State Health Department decided not to renew its abortion license this summer; however, the abortion chain is appealing the decision.

Wen repeatedly claimed that abortion is healthcare and a fundamental human right. She also repeatedly lied about the number of women who died from illegal abortions before Roe v Wade.

Before becoming CEO, Wen served as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. In that capacity, she put her pro-abortion views front and center as she attempted to force pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortions.