September 12, 2018 / Press Releases

NARAL Congratulates Dr. Leana Wen and Planned Parenthood

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2018
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Dr. Wen Becomes Sixth President of Planned Parenthood, First Doctor in Nearly 50 Years to Lead the Organization

After Planned Parenthood announced Dr. Leana Wen serve as as the President of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

“Dr. Leana Wen is a bold leader right for this moment in our country’s history, and I’m thrilled to fight alongside her. Now more than ever, we need women like Leana on the frontlines—women who understand the realities of healthcare, including abortion, and who will fight to protect and expand access for all. Leana brings invaluable experience as a doctor, advocate, and an immigrant who has spent years working to expand healthcare services to vulnerable communities. Her grit in going up against the Trump administration makes her exactly the leader Planned Parenthood needs in a time where politics routinely gets in the way of essential healthcare. It’s an honor to stand shoulder to shoulder with her in the fight to protect and expand reproductive freedom.”



NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

Everyone should be able to decide if, when, how, and with whom they start or grow a family.

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