Planned Parenthood has a history of removing its presidents over ideological differences surrounding the political role of the organization. Former Presidents Leana Wen and Pamela J. Maraldo were both removed from their positions for promoting healthcare over politics. The Planned Parenthood board fired Wen Tuesday after she had served less than a year as president.
Newly fired CEO Leana Wen confirmed again that Planned Parenthood is primarily an abortion business, not a health care provider. In a column at the New York Times on Friday, Wen said abortion politics was the main reason for her sudden departure from the largest abortion chain in America.