Dr. Leana Wen is the new President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She is the first physician in nearly 50 years to lead the organization. Planned Parenthood provides vital health services to nearly 2.5 million men and women each year through its more than 600 health centers across the country.
Leana was the health commissioner for the city of Baltimore. ”We’ve saved nearly 3,000 lives because of the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program and we’ve done a lot to elevate the role of public health. That is the single-most thing I am proud of.” Baltimore and Leana stood up to the Trump administration when it cut funding for the teen pregnancy program. “We sued the Trump administration and we won and restored funding to our 20,000 students who can get an education again.”
Leana says, “Everything I do is centered on my patients. I’ve always wanted to become a doctor. I went into the ER in particular because I never wanted to turn anyone away. I never wanted to treat anyone differently because of how they look, or how much money they make, or who they happen to love. And that’s very much the ethos of Planned Parenthood. We are about providing care no matter what to everyone who walks through our doors.”
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