Planned Parenthood abruptly fired its CEO on Tuesday because she apparently did not push abortion politics aggressively enough.
But new reports suggest there may be more to the story.
Two anonymous Planned Parenthood informants accused former CEO Leana Wen of mismanaging the abortion chain and refusing to allow others to control what she said.
One source told BuzzFeed News that Wen refused to use “trans-inclusive” language. The abortion chain apparently wanted her to say “people” can get pregnant and have abortions, not “women.”
Wen reportedly resisted their speech demands, saying the transgender language would “isolate people in the Midwest.”
“Oftentimes we wouldn’t know that, say an op-ed she wrote was posting or what she was going to say in a speech until she had already said it,” a source told BuzzFeed. “S— has been crazy.”
As transgenderism has risen in the national dialogue, so has the discussion about whether or “men” can get pregnant, given the repeated stories of biological women who have gone through pregnancy after identifying as male.
And other abortion proponents have been quicker to get on board with the idea that “men” can get pregnant. Back in May, for example, Planned Parenthood of New York City president Laura McQuade called pro-life laws “not just an attack on women,” but “an attack on anyone who can or might get pregnant, including transgender men and gender non-conforming people.”
At a recent 2020 Democratic debate, candidate Julian Castro took flak after saying he “absolutely would cover” abortions for transgender females, who are biological males and can’t get pregnant. His campaign later explained that he was talking about biological females identifying as men.
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Wen initially referred to “philosophical difference” as the reason for her being fired. Later Tuesday, however, she released a lengthy statement suggesting that she did not push abortion aggressively enough for the Planned Parenthood board.
“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 in a public statement after her firing.
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.
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.