I saw it coming from the first interview on her first day. Dr. Leana Wen was robotic. She didn’t have the poise of her Planned Parenthood predecessor, Cecile Richards. Both enjoyed hostility-free media interviews, of course, but Richards had some charisma. Wen had none. Richards could lie with such finesse. Wen wasn’t believable.
Her recent Op-ed in the Washington Post was filled with bizarre contradictions. As she mourned her tragic miscarriage (why would anyone mourn a “clump of cells”?) she used it as an opportunity to promote the violence of abortion. She never referred to her unborn child as a “child,” or “human,” but only as “a potential life.” She said the experience moved her to encourage her 2-year-old son, Eli, “to be more gentle” as she led the most violent profit-driven institution in America. Contrary to some reports, she even placated the LGBT activist community by referring to “pregnant people” instead of “pregnant women”; one wouldn’t want to exclude all those men who give birth through their…magical birth canal.
And so now she’s gone with the Wen…uh, wind. Planned Parenthood kicked her to the curb. Despite her embarrassing attempts to pretend she was being a medical professional instead of a typical pro-abortion activist, she wasn’t extreme enough for the billion-dollar abortion business. Like a previous ousted temporary president – Pamela Maraldo (a nurse) – Wen foolishly thought she was dealing with an organization that was focused on being medical. Planned Parenthood has always been political…from day one.
Richards even declared it in a New York Times article: “We aim to be the largest kick-butt political organization.” Clearly, Wen didn’t get the memo.
And now the billion-dollar political organization, which received $563.8 million in taxpayer funds in its latest reported year, has been partially defunded (an estimated $60 million) by the Trump administration’s HHS Protect Life Rule. So after 8 months inside the leadership womb of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Wen’s role was – ironically – aborted.
Enter Alexis McGill-Johnson, the activist they’ve been looking for. She’s much more adept at public speaking. She’s of multiracial descent but gives Planned Parenthood what it’s been longing for since its previous African-American president Faye Wattleton – someone to try to dispel the truth of the organization’s unaltered racist DNA.
When McGill-Johnson was appointed the Board Chair of Planned Parenthood (March 2013-March 2015) she was trotted out briefly and then seemingly disappeared into the background, returning to her work about victimhood racism and bias at the Perception Institute. Her participation in a 2014 panel at Al Sharpton’s National Action Network conference caught my attention. There she proclaimed her Christianity in an effort to affirm that Christians can wholeheartedly support violence against the most vulnerable human beings, you know, because Jesus totally would’ve rallied for dismembering the least of these.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Bomberger