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Planned Parenthood's board of directors removed Leana Wen, the organization's president, over "philosophical differences," the ousted pro-abortion executive announced Tuesday.
"I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting," Wen wrote on Twitter. "We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood."
I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting. We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood. My statement to come shortly.— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) July 16, 2019
Moments later, Wen shared a statement to Twitter regarding her abrupt ouster.
"I believe that the best way to protect abortion care is to be clear that it is not a political issue but a health care one, and that we can expand support for reproductive rights by finding common ground with the large majority of Americans who understand reproductive health care as the fundamental health care that it is," she said.
My statement stepping down as President/CEO of @PPFA and President of @PPAct. pic.twitter.com/WJ3EBgJIAy— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) July 16, 2019
Wen said it was, "an honor and privilege to serve alongside our dedicated doctors, nurses, clinicians, staff and volunteers," and that she would "always stand with Planned Parenthood, as I continue my life’s work and mission of caring for and fighting for women, families and communities."
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