It was very interesting last night to see Planned Parenthood fire its CEO, Leana Wen, a doctor. In a statement, Wen said, “I came to planned parenthood to run a national healthcare organization… the new board has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.”
Planned Parenthood largely confirms this. The organization lost several of its top political operatives after Wen arrived and now they’re reversing course to become fully an abortion advocacy organization. But there is something really troubling about that.
Planned Parenthood also takes a very hard line against pregnancy centers that do not perform abortions. In fact, Planned Parenthood and its progressive allies have long sought to regulate and close any pregnancy center that does not offer abortion services. Many of these facilities provide way more medical care than Planned Parenthood, including mammography screenings, etc — things Planned Parenthood does not do even as the left claims the organization does do them.
So in addition to abandoning all pretense and going head over heels down the path of abortion advocacy, Planned Parenthood also wants to shut down real women’s clinics that actually perform real medical services all to satisfy the secular sacramental demands of killing kids.