Dr. Leana Wen, the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in decades, was removed by the organization's board on Tuesday less than a year into her tenure. People familiar with the situation said Wen's removal was a result of internal strife regarding her management. That was magnified by the organization's general turbulence as several states attempt to roll back abortion rights. Wen allegedly did not fit the bill when it came to political action, and the board was reportedly looking for a more "aggressive" leader. The board voted unanimously to appoint Alexis McGill Johnson as acting president and chief executive of both Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the political wing of the organization.
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