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Planned Parenthood is Trying to Silence It’s Former President, and That Raises Questions

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Planned Parenthood is an organization that has shrowded itself and for good reason. As recent events have shown us, not only are many clinics not up to par in terms of cleanliness, even to the point where veterinarian hospitals are less filthy, sting operations have shown Planned Parenthood official taking part in the sale of body parts from aborted babies.

This shadiness gets even shadier when you consider Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood’s ousted former President who took over after the departure of Cecile Richards.

According to the New York Times, a letter by Wen showed that Planned Parenthood was “deeply hypocritical” when it came to transparency. Wen essentially stated that that is working to buy her silence by threatening to take her healthcare away should she speak up about the goings-on behind the scenes at the abortion giant:

In her recent letter, she left open the possibility of legal action. “I have no desire to file claims against Planned Parenthood for defamation, retaliation, or discrimination,” she wrote ominously.

She said that Planned Parenthood was demanding her silence “in exchange for my contractually-guaranteed severance and continued health insurance coverage,” calling the efforts “unjust” and “unethical.”

Dr. Wen went so far as to invoke the recent Trump administration rules to accuse Planned Parenthood’s board of hypocrisy.

“It is deeply hypocritical,” she wrote, that Planned Parenthood, “would attempt to enforce a gag order on its immediate past President/CEO while fighting the Trump administration’s gag rule on Title X providers.”

Wen was fired because she was, apparently, not political enough for the organization. According to Wen, she went into the role with the mind that Planned Parenthood was a medical organization first, not a political player. Odd, since abortion and politics is exactly what Planned Parenthood exists for.

What we do know is that as pro-life sentiments gained traction across the nation, Wen’s strategy was allegedly to make Planned Parenthood out to be a healthcare-focused organization, however, the board wanted more emphasis on abortion. Soon, she found herself kicked out of her position after a secret meeting by board members.

We can speculate as to why Wen’s positions didn’t fit with Planned Parenthood’s powers that be all day, including the idea that Wen’s stances softened on abortion after her miscarriage, which was happened around the same time as her firing. Either way, it probably doesn’t matter. What matters is the fact that Wen and Planned Parenthood apparently didn’t see eye to eye so greatly that they decided she was a liability.

So why is Planned Parenthood so adamant about Wen keeping her silence? What does she know that Planned Parenthood doesn’t want us to know, especially as the organization prides itself on being an open book as suggested by Wen? If it is transparent, why the threats to punish Wen financially?

I don’t want to confuse anyone. There are no good guys in this situation. Wen is an abortionist who likely sees a financial opportunity to gain more money with threats of speaking up, and Planned Parenthood naturally doesn’t want to pay a ridiculous amount for her silence.

But it’s odd that this silence is apparently worth a lot of money and threats. What else is going on that we may not know about?

 

 

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Ousted president to Planned Parenthood: Stop trying to “enforce a gag order” on me

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Oh, the irony. Two months after the sudden departure of Dr. Leana Wen as president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion mill has fought a two-front war on so-called “gag orders.” They have taken the Trump administration to court to fight one on themselves as Title X providers — and fought to impose one on Dr. Wen to keep her quiet about the tactics of Planned Parenthood.

The New York Times got its hands on a letter from Wen accusing Planned Parenthood of being “deeply hypocritical” when it comes to transparency, and issuing a sotto voce threat to sue over discrimination or retaliation:

In her recent letter, she left open the possibility of legal action. “I have no desire to file claims against Planned Parenthood for defamation, retaliation, or discrimination,” she wrote ominously.

She said that Planned Parenthood was demanding her silence “in exchange for my contractually-guaranteed severance and continued health insurance coverage,” calling the efforts “unjust” and “unethical.”

Dr. Wen went so far as to invoke the recent Trump administration rules to accuse Planned Parenthood’s board of hypocrisy.

“It is deeply hypocritical,” she wrote, that Planned Parenthood, “would attempt to enforce a gag order on its immediate past President/CEO while fighting the Trump administration’s gag rule on Title X providers.”

One has to go pretty far into the NYT article to catch this, but their lead is tasty enough. Wen accused PP of attempting to “buy her silence” in the letter, which might only be an issue if it was for sale in the first place, which Wen strenuously denies. “No amount of money can ever buy my integrity and my commitment to the patients I serve,” Wen wrote in the letter.

Planned Parenthood denies all of the above, but the fact that negotiations are still underway makes it clear that they want Wen to keep her mouth shut. It also looks like Wen wants something significant in exchange for quietly returning to “the patients that I serve.” Former execs don’t toss around allegations of “defamation, retaliation, or discrimination” in letters unless they want increased compensation to settle any potential claims along those lines.

Let’s face it: if Wen wants to speak out, she can do so at any time. It might cost her, especially if she signed a non-disclosure agreement, which is pretty common with executives in any organization. No one can “gag” her if Wen chooses to talk; the question is whether she’s willing to forgo the financial rewards of silence — and how much she can increase those by signaling that she wants to speak up.

And speaking of hypocrisy, Wen’s sudden shock, shock to find that Planned Parenthood stridently politicizes abortion ranks up there pretty high with PP’s sudden love of gag orders, too. Perhaps the board told Wen that they wanted to change direction, but that seems doubtful. With Donald Trump in office, their obvious choice was to exploit La Résistance® and double down.

At any rate, to put this fight into cinematic perspective, this looks like a brawl between Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago. Someone will get knocked out, but … it doesn’t really matter who.

Note: The NYT includes a very tragic note to all of this: Dr. Wen’s miscarriage this summer, which played a small role in the conflict. Regardless of her politics, we pray for healing and better days for her and her family.

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