Cummings Statement on Departure of Dr. Leana Wen as President of Planned Parenthood

July 16, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC (July 16, 2019) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) released the following statement regarding the announcement that Dr. Leana Wen is stepping down as president of Planned Parenthood:

“Dr. Wen’s entire career has been focused on fighting for quality healthcare for women, families and children.  I have witnessed her extraordinary leadership in public health both nationally and in Baltimore as the Baltimore City Health Commissioner.  She is a voice for the voiceless and has been tremendously successful in her innovative and solution-minded approach to delivering the best health outcomes for those in need.

“Dr. Wen has made significant progress during her tenure as president of Planned Parenthood and I am certain that she will continue to be a tireless public health advocate in her next role.”