Lila Rose Statement on Planned Parenthood Firing President
Washington, D.C. – Today, Dr. Leana Wen, the former Baltimore City Health Commissioner and emergency room doctor, was fired as President of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion enterprise. Dr. Wen took to Twitter to explain that her departure is due to “philosophical differences” and that “the new board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.” Wen replaced Cecile Richards, who stepped down in January 2018 after 12 years at the helm as president.
Statement from Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose:
“Under Dr. Wen’s brief tenure, Planned Parenthood committed over 150,000 abortions. It is clear that Planned Parenthood intends to continue both its abortion business and its ruthless, pro-abortion political advocacy. 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. Live Action will continue its work to provide millions of people with crucial information about the humanity of preborn children and the human rights abuse of abortion. Women, children and families deserve better than abortion and Planned Parenthood.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org.