Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s CEO Leana Wen was fired unexpectedly yesterday and immediately replaced by an interim CEO, board member Alexis McGill Johnson.
On Twitter, Wen announced her firing by tweeting “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.”
Wen later elaborated on her differences with Planned Parenthood in a three-page letter posted on Twitter. Her vision for Planned Parenthood included turning the abortion business into primary health care centers that would provide needed services such as addiction recovery programs.
Planned Parenthood instead wanted to focus on political abortion advocacy.
The new interim CEO, Alexis McGill Johnson, is a long-time PPFA Board member with a decidedly leftist pedigree who appears to be more politically connected than Wen.
In a tweet, Planned Parenthood said “Alexis is a renowned social justice leader and tireless advocate for reproductive rights and access to quality, affordable health care.”
Johnson’s political campaign contribution history found on Opensecrets.org shows support for the far left of the Democratic party. She has given money to politicians who are hard-core Planned Parenthood supporters who share her radical politics, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris.
Full story at Operation Rescue.