Dr. Leana Wen had been picked as the new president of the influential reproductive health organization in September 2018, replacing longtime head Cecile Richards. In a tweet Tuesday, Wen alleged she had been ousted in a secretive meeting.
The non-profit organization’s board of directors said Wen was departing her role effective immediately.
“We thank Dr. Leana Wen for her service to Planned Parenthood in such a pivotal time and extend our best wishes for her continued success,” said Aimee Cunningham and Jennie Rosenthal, the chairs of the organization’s board of directors, in a statement.
Alexis McGill Johnson has been named acting president, the group said.
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