Sometimes we forget that the bad guys have their troubles too:
I was going to finish off here with something about how a nonprofit should have absolute control of its own (governing) body, but no, no. Enough. Let’s move on already.
Planned Parenthood on Tuesday removed its president after less than a year in the job, seeking new leadership at a time when abortion rights have come under increasing attack from statehouses and Republicans in Washington…
Dr. [Leana] Wen had been the first physician to lead the organization in decades. The people familiar with the move said there had been internal strife over her management, and that the group felt it needed a more aggressive political leader to fight the efforts to roll back access to abortions…
Dr. Wen, a 36-year-old former health commissioner in Baltimore, was among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people earlier this year. But inside Planned Parenthood, there had been significant turnover at the top of the organization since her arrival.
That’s one of two rationales for her departure floating around this afternoon. Wen was a “peacetime” leader, shall we say; between the push to pass “heartbeat bills” in some red states and the new administration rule barring federally funded family planning clinics from providing abortion referrals, PP decided belatedly that it needed a wartime consigliere. Wen was specifically hired, in fact, because she’s a doctor and wanted to steer the organization’s image away from one of a political war machine and towards more of a true health-care organization. But some PP execs grew anxious about that over time, especially with SCOTUS turning more conservative. The question of whether PP is first and foremost a health-care outfit or a fetal disassembly plant was at the heart of today’s decision to can Wen — according to Wen herself:
Her letter got more pointed as it went on:
“The new Board leadership has determined that the priority of Planned Parenthood moving forward is to double down on abortion rights advocacy.” PP has forever answered pro-life critics by insisting that its core mission is women’s health care writ large, with abortion just a tiny facet of the business. Again, this is why a doctor was chosen as Cecile Richards’s successor, to underscore that comprehensive medical mission. Now here’s Richards’s successor herself telling us that she’s out because PP is indeed a chop shop at heart. Clarifying.
Go here to read the rest. The article goes on to note that the former president of Worse Than Murder, Inc, alienated staffers by her leadership style and not using “trans-inclusive” language. The Left is becoming a 24-7 freak show, a freak show that claims it is not a freak show.