A new president has been named to lead abortion giant Planned Parenthood but a pro-life activist says it's just a fresh face leading the baby-killing organization.
Longtime president Cecile Richards resigned as CEO earlier this year and the board has named a replacement: Leana Wen, who currently serves as commissioner of health for the City of Baltimore.
Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee tells OneNewsNow that Wen supported a controversial city ordinance, since ruled unconstitutional, that required pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion services.
"So we are not going to see any change," Tobias predicts, "in the perseverance and dedication of Planned Parenthood toward killing unborn children."
The New York Times predictably lauded Wen in a story (see photo above) that credited her "steadying hand" during city riots in 2015, and noted she is a Chinese immigrant and a former emergency room physician. The story also predicts pro-lifers face a problem challenging Wen's personal story, since she grew up poor in California and says she and her mother used Planned Parenthood services.
The glowing story failed to note that Wen was named as a defendant in the 2009 lawsuit filed against the City of Baltimore for imposing the pro-abortion law that included a $150 daily fine for failing to comply. That background information was included in a not-so-glowing story at LifeNews.com.
Newsbusters also reported that Wen was pressed on "The View" about dubious claims that abortions are only three percent of its business, and also had to respond to the observation that many taxpayers oppose support for the organization.
"Health care shouldn't be political," she reponded.
Tobias predicts that Planned Parenthood, regardless of who leads it, will continue to perform one-third of the country's abortions and also spend millions of dollars to elect pro-abortion candidates.
"Nothing is going to change," says Tobias, "when it comes to Planned Parenthood just because they have a different face up there leading them."