Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Planned Parenthood announced that Dr. Leana Wen will serve as President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, replacing Cecile Richards.
Lila Rose, founder and president of national pro-life organization Live Action responds:
Planned Parenthood’s new president will preside over the nation’s largest abortion corporation, which dismembers, poisons, and starves to death 900 preborn children every day, profiting off their deaths.
Planned Parenthood’s own annual reporting over the last 10 years undeniably shows that its focus is abortion, not women’s health care. Planned Parenthood has failed women, steadily losing hundreds of thousands of clients and closing over 200 of its facilities. While it has focused on growing its abortion numbers by 11 percent over the last 10 years, its breast exams have decreased by 62 percent, its cervical cancer screenings by 74 percent, and its contraception services by 32 percent — all things people like Leana Wen claim Planned Parenthood is so needed to provide.
Wen also takes the helm of a business riddled with scandals and potential criminal activity. Planned Parenthood lies about the services it claims to provide, including prenatal care and mammograms; it covers up sexual abuse and sex trafficking of children, failing to report rape and abuse of minors in order to secure more abortions; it discriminates against girls, defending sex-selective abortion for people who would rather have baby boys; and it is currently under federal investigation after employees were caught on camera haggling over prices for the body parts of babies they aborted.
The abortion group touts their new president’s credentials as a doctor. Doctors are supposed to heal, not harm, but Wen’s first statements as Planned Parenthood’s new leader show that she intends for the abortion business to remain the nation’s largest abortion chain and the largest perpetrator of lethal violence against our most vulnerable.
It is especially tragic that someone with medical training and who was born in China – a nation that has had brutal one-child and two-child policies and that has forced women to abort their babies – will now be campaigning for more abortions in the United States.”
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