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Planned Parenthood Removes CEO, Twitter Users Erupt with Brutal Responses

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In a secret closed-door meeting, the board of Planned Parenthood stripped Dr. Leana Wen of her CEO title with the organization. Wen had been in the position for less than a year.

Wen was apparently not expecting the sudden decision, according to her comments Tuesday afternoon. “I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting,” Wen tweeted. “We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood. My statement to come shortly.”

Do you think Wen's dismissal will get much attention in the establishment media?

The news did not escape the watchful eye of Twitter users, who took the time to point out some irony.

And the comments were not subtle.

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“I’m sorry you had no say in your termination,” said Alex Griswold, a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon.

“She can take solace in the fact the she was terminated safely and legally,” quipped Daily Wire pundit Matt Walsh.

Rep. Mark Walker added, “the term of Planned Parenthood’s president lasted around 40 weeks. Wishing all babies had that same amount of time.”

Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood employee behind the movie Unplanned, extended an invitation to Wen. “Leana, I know exactly how Planned Parenthood works and know ALL about their secret meetings. If you ever want to talk about your experience (in complete confidence), I’m here. I will help in any way I can through your transition,” tweeted Johnson.

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“Planned Parenthood’s priority will ALWAYS be abortion, not their staff, not the health of women, not basic human decency,” tweeted Lila Rose, the founder of the pro-life organization Live Action. “It’s why hundreds of workers are leaving the abortion industry, & why millions more Americans are becoming pro-life.”

“A termination has occurred at Planned Parenthood…” said Obianuju Ekeocha, a vocal pro-life advocate.

‏The Daily Caller’s twitter account didn’t hold back: “Planned Parenthood gets rid of another clump of cells.”

Conservative comedian Steven Crowder may have issued the most brutal comment of all:

“Planned Parenthood just aborted its CEO at 43 weeks.”

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
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