Dr. Leana Wen Out As Planned Parenthood President


Dr. Leana Wen announced on Tuesday afternoon that after less than a year as the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the national women’s organization has decided to end her employment.

“I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting,” she tweeted. “We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”

Wen, a Chinese immigrant who was the head of Baltimore’s health department,  was appointed president last September. She was the first physician in nearly 50 years ― and only the second ever ― to be named Planned Parenthood’s president.

A person familiar with the situation told HuffPost that the real issue was that, under Wen, morale was low and “the organization was bleeding staff.”

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