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Abortion | Fired Planned Parenthood president wanted more emphasis on healthcare
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/22/19, 03:30 pm

Less than a year after hiring Leana Wen as president, Planned Parenthood fired the physician and former Baltimore health commissioner on Tuesday over a clash of goals for the nation’s largest abortion provider.

“I just learned that the [Planned Parenthood] Board ended my employment at a secret meeting,” Wen tweeted after the firing. “We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.”

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Abortion providers adjust to new federal funding rules

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/19/19, 11:58 am

Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers said this week they will go without federal family planning money after the Trump administration began enforcement of new pro-life rules on Monday. Jacqueline Ayers, Planned Parenthood’s vice president of government relations and public policy, said the nation’s largest abortion provider would continue to fight the rules in court, and emergency funds would replace federal funding in the meantime.

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Inhumane treatment

Euthanasia | Death of Frenchman reignites controversy over caring for brain-injured people
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 7/15/19, 05:23 pm

Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old French nurse who suffered brain damage in a motorcycle accident in 2008, died from dehydration and starvation on Thursday, nine days after doctors stopped giving him food and fluids.

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