When Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen was abruptly fired yesterday, we waited for the other shoe to drop. Now maybe it has.
Two sources have confirmed to a BuzzFeed reporter that Leana Wen refused to use “trans-inclusive” language. According to one source, she thought it would “isolate people in the Midwest.”
Speaking from the Midwest, we think Dr. Wen made the right call (just this one time). Here, as in the rest of the United States, men are men and women are women. No one is born in the wrong body. Abortion is a disgusting, murderous act that is done to women’s bodies, not men’s. It is absurd, then, to pretend that taking hormones makes someone with XX chromosomes and a functioning female reproductive system into a man. But that’s what Planned Parenthood wants to do, and that’s what Leana Wen took issue with. And now she’s gone.
No one on the progressive spectrum, especially not the CEO of Planned Parenthood, is allowed to still hold to the biological view of sex, that women can get pregnant and men can’t.
Leana Wen’s continued advocacy for abortion as health care is a disgrace to the medical profession. Her insistence on making a distinction between biological women and biological men is purely common sense.
But in these latter days, common sense can get you fired.