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AAAFund Reception Celebrating Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen
January 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Please join the Asian American Action Fund in celebrating Dr. Leana Wen’s appointment as President of Planned Parenthood–a historic first in AAPI representation!
Dr. Wen fights to protect women and families from the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on basic health care protections. We are honored that Dr. Wen is helming Planned Parenthood in these times.
Refreshments will be served. This is a free event but space is limited. Please RSVP at www.aaafund.org, names will be checked at the lobby.
Dr. Leana Wen is the first physician in nearly 50 years to lead Planned Parenthood. Prior to joining the Planned Parenthood Family in November 2018, Dr. Wen was the Baltimore City Health Commissioner. As a practicing physician, she organized thousands of doctors and health professionals against President Trump’s proposed gag rule, saying it fundamentally changes the nature of the doctor-patient relationship and will dramatically reduce the quality of care for women. Dr. Wen also helped to lead a lawsuit against the Trump administration for intentionally and unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health care for her city’s residents.
Born in Shanghai, China, Dr. Wen immigrated to the United States with her family just before her eighth birthday. She and her parents were granted political asylum, and they became U.S. citizens in 2003.