Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen recently wrote an opinion piece for CNN with quite an ironic title. The piece is titled “I Have Seen Too Many Preventable Deaths.”
Wen is the former health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, and also an emergency room physician. At the time she became the President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Wen shocked and angered many when she launched her tenure by using a woman’s death from a botched abortion to advocate for more abortions.
Since officially taking over the reigns as the new President of Planned Parenthood November 12, 2018, this has become a familiar soundbite from Wen that she has referenced in nearly all of her interviews and opinion pieces since – including in her latest piece titled, “I Have Seen Too Many Preventable Deaths.”
Wen is pushing for more and more abortions under the name of healthcare, saying “its the right thing to do:”
In my life as an immigrant living in low-income communities, as an emergency physician and as a public health advocate, I have seen more preventable deaths than I can count or recall.
Everything I’ve learned as a public health leader has led me to this conclusion: the threat to women’s health is the greatest public health catastrophe of our time. Planned Parenthood’s work — bringing affordable and accessible health care to as many women (and men and all people) as possible — isn’t just the right thing to do. It’s the urgent thing to do.
Already, one in five women in this country have been to Planned Parenthood for care. I am proud to include myself among them. Like a lot of young people, I knew I could rely on them for reproductive health care provided with compassion, respect and genuine concern. As president, I plan to continue that legacy.
In the opinion piece, Wen also lamented the fact that less women will have abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Meanwhile, with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the right to safe, legal abortion is on the line like never before.
Already, there are significant barriers to accessing abortion. In the last seven years, over 400 laws have passed that directly restrict abortion care. Pretending they are trying to “protect women,” states like Missouri and North Carolina have enacted 72-hour waiting periods and others, like Iowa and soon Ohio, are passing laws outright banning abortions after six weeks, when many women don’t even know that they are pregnant.
The piece itself is titled extremely ironically. I guess it doesn’t matter to Wen that Planned Parenthood is the single largest provider of abortion in the United States, responsible for more than 321,384 abortions last year.
The number of abortions committed by the abortion giant last year brought the total to over 7.6 million “preventable deaths” killed by Planned Parenthood since it legally began performing abortions in 1973 following the Roe v. Wade decision. 7.6 million is a catastrophically large number, but that’s not even taking into account the number of “preventable deaths” killed by Planned Parenthood illegally, before the Roe v. Wade decision decided by the United States Supreme Court.