Planned Parenthood ousts Leana Wen as group’s president

Planned Parenthood on Tuesday removed Dr. Leana Wen as its president, a stunning move that comes less than a year after she took the helm of the organization.

Wen, the first physician to lead the group in decades, tweeted she first learned the board ended her employment at a secret meeting, shortly after the New York Times reported the move.

She followed up with a statement saying she is leaving because she and the new board chairs have “philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”

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