Former Planned Parenthood President Reveals Insider’s View of Abortion Industry| National Catholic Register

Former Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen discussed the group’s top priority of abortion advocacy in her new book Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health where she details the pressure she faced from the nation’s largest abortion provider to use the word “abortion” in interviews and stick to a focus on abortion. She also wrote about how colleagues at the abortion giant encouraged her to use her own miscarriage as the reason for her decision to step down from the group’s helm rather than her disagreement with Planned Parenthood’s focus on abortion over a broader focus on healthcare.  After focusing more on healthcare services and not mentioning abortion in her first television interview on ABC as president of Planned Parenthood, she wrote that she was told by a staffer that she needed “to talk about abortion at every media interview.” As the president of Planned Parenthood, that was expected of her, she says. Len recalls being told by one colleague, “If we don’t talk about abortion openly, loudly, and proudly, as a positive moral good, then we are further stigmatizing it and the people who need it.” 

Former Planned Parenthood President Reveals Insider’s View of Abortion Industry| National Catholic Register

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