Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has named Baltimore, Maryland-based physician Leana Wen to lead the organization. Wen will replace Cecile Richards, who stepped down in January after nearly ten years at the helm as president.
“For the first time in nearly 50 years, a doctor will lead Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Along with Planned Parenthood’s 12 million supporters, Dr. Wen will lead the fight to protect access to reproductive health care,” reads Planned Parenthood’s website.
To many who value the sanctity of life, those words are rich in satire.
“It is tragically ironic that Dr. Wen, an emergency room physician, refers to ‘life-saving’ work as she ascends to the presidency of Planned Parenthood, especially when it is obvious that Planned Parenthood’s major work is killing unborn children in utero,” Donna J. Harrison, a medical doctor and the executive director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, told LifeZette.
“Despite the spin, Planned Parenthood’s domination of market share of death by abortion, especially targeting black and Hispanic women, speaks for itself, and no amount of spin can erase the blood money trail,” added Harrison.
If it were even possible, Planned Parenthood’s messaging about caring for the poor and vulnerable has gotten even more hypocritical. My quick take @NRO on the abortion group’s new president, Dr. Leana Wen: https://t.co/ZHtahZ3HUh
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) September 12, 2018
“It’s a shame that the Hippocratic Oath, to heal and to do no harm to any patient, is not held in the highest regard by the physicians at Planned Parenthood,” said Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins, weighing in with a statement.
“Putting a doctor in the presidency of Planned Parenthood won’t change the fact that the overall mission of that organization is ensuring that many lives are ended at a huge profit to the nation’s number one abortion vendor. Abortion is not healthcare, and women deserve better than what Planned Parenthood wants to sell them,” added Hawkins, who is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
“Planned Parenthood’s selection of a doctor to be their next president is an opportunity to clean up their sorry record,” said Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a press release.
“Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion business with 35 percent of the national abortion market,” added Dannenfelser, whose organization is based in Washington, D.C. “In 2016, according to their …