Planned Parenthood’s Leana Wen was let go Tuesday after nearly a year as the abortion provider’s CEO.
During her tenure, she generated news stories such as these:
Leading the charge for abortion, she tweeted things like this:
"Crisis Pregnancy Centers" falsely depict themselves as health centers when their only purpose is to misinform, shame, and deter anyone seeking safe, legal abortion care. https://t.co/Xs4nwHx2bY
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) July 14, 2019
Now that she’s been pushed out, whats’ the status of the organization’s interim leader?
She’s a woman of faith.
In 2014, Alexis McGill took her message to the church.
She described herself to The Christian Post as a Christian who believes abortion is complicated issue rightfully managed between the woman, the doctor, and God:
“We all recognize that abortion and terminating a pregnancy is a very complicated decision, but that issue needs to be left to a woman, her doctor and her God, not a politician. I felt that it was a very insulting way of trying to suggest that we’re not capable of grappling with the implications of the decisions that we make.”
Also, keep those black abortions coming:
“I feel like [the pro-life campaign is] an assault on black women’s ability to make a decision. We’d have to talk about the conditions under which that is happening. Black women have less access to healthcare for a whole variety of reasons, and so trying to create those causal links are not always the easiest ways to understand really what’s underlying the challenges that black women are facing.”
Christian Alexis — who’s served, according to LifeNews, on the PP board of directors for “many years” — is sure to generate some compelling headlines of her own.
Concerning Leana — who appeared to perpetually take the position that abortion is all about healthcare rather than politics — there may be a particularly political reason she was ousted.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
Insiders note…that another factor that contributed to Wen’s departure was her lack of “trans-inclusive” language, believing that it would isolate moderates from supporting Planned Parenthood.
Is this a sign of the ubiquitous abortion giant slimmings its waistline, or will the new direction mean impregnated sales?
RedState’s Kira Davis noted on the 16th:
A recent Gallup poll revealed that a mere 25% of Americans support abortions under any circumstances. That puts into question the wisdom of advocating for things like partial birth abortion.
Kira included an interesting quote from Students for Life President Kristin Hawkins:
“The musical chairs at the top of the nation’s number one abortion vendor changes nothing. Women don’t need what Planned Parenthood is selling. Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion, and with federally qualified health centers standing by to offer true, full-service healthcare, women have lots of options that don’t include abortion.”
As for Leana’s lack of transgender inclusion, Alexis is primed for such a move. As we’ve already seen in the early Democratic debates, there’s support there. Julian Castro is wholly on board:
“And, you know, what that means is that just because a woman — or, let’s also not forget, someone in the trans community, a trans female — is poor doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right to choose.”
And as I covered twice this week, so is bellowing anti-Trump doctor Eugene Gu:
It’s a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions. Trans men and non-binary individuals are human beings who deserve to be acknowledged by society. They choose their own identity—not me, not you, not any doctor, and certainly not any politician.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) July 12, 2019
It’s a new frontier. So get ready, Christians and men: Your abortions await.
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