In a hard-hitting opinion piece that appeared in The New York Times, former Planned Parenthood president and chief executive, Leana Wen, MD, made it clear that the reason she was fired from her position was because she was trying to make abortion about health care, not politics. Unfortunately, her colleagues disagreed.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Although Planned Parenthood has long been a powerful lobbyist in Washington, the nation’s largest abortion provider is now dictating terms to the Democratic party – any politician who doesn’t support a litmus test on abortion “rights” will be held accountable.
Despite the fact that the abortion rate has dropped nationwide, Planned Parenthood performed nearly 500 more abortions in 2014 than in the preceding year with abortion now comprising 94 percent of the company’s business.