Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named

Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named

"I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting", she wrote on Twitter.

In January Dr. Wen reiterated her commitment to protecting abortion rights against a wave of anti-choice state-level restrictions after a report suggested she would move away from emphasizing abortion as a centerpiece of Planned Parenthood's mission.

Promising to continue the ongoing legal challenge to the ban, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Dr. Leana Wen said in a statement that "our doors are still open" and "we will not stop fighting for all those across the country in need of essential care".

It also announced that Alexis McGill Johnson, co-director of a research consortium called the Perception Institute, will serve as acting president of Planned Parenthood and its political wing, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, while a search for new permanent leader is conducted.

This is a breaking story and will be updated. But she added that the Planned Parenthood board differed from her on whether the main point of Planned Parenthood was healthcare or abortion advocacy.

Known as Title X, the family-planning program serves about 4 million women annually through independent clinics, many operated by Planned Parenthood affiliates, which serve about 40 per cent of all clients.

The American Medical Association is among the professional groups opposed to the administration's policy, saying it could affect low-income women's access to basic medical care, including birth control, cancer screenings and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

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Republican-led legislatures have enacted unconstitutional abortion bans at the state level from OH to Alabama.

The rule change will effect family planning clinics that receive federal funding under Title X. The move deals a significant blow to Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider and largest beneficiary of Title X funding.

Trained as an emergency room physician, Wen had been Baltimore's health commissioner for four years.

Dr Wen took the post weeks after Brett Kavanaugh was controversially named a Supreme Court judge, giving anti-abortion conservatives an unprecedented majority on the most powerful board in the US.

"There is no question we are in a state of emergency for women's health", said Wen.

"The new Board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward will be to double down on abortion advocacy", she said.

However, these claims failed to recognize that such organizations as Planned Parenthood are responsible for up to 300,000 abortions out of a total of 1.2 million abortions performed nationwide each year.

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