Planned Parenthood picks Chinese-born doctor as new leader


September 13, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was 8 was named Wednesday as Planned Parenthood's new president, the first doctor to hold the post in five decades.

Dr. Leana Wen will assume the role Nov. 12, six days after midterm elections in which Planned Parenthood's political wing plans to spend $20 million on behalf of candidates who support abortion rights.

Wen, who has been Baltimore's health commissioner for since 2015, will be Planned Parenthood's sixth president over a century of work providing millions of Americans with birth control, sex education and...

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