Dr. Leana Wen was removed Tuesday as president of Planned Parenthood.
Wen, who took on the role last fall, announced the news via a Twitter post: "I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting. We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood. My statement to come shortly."
In a separate statement, Planned Parenthood said that Alexis McGill Johnson, co-founder of the Perception Institute, will serve as acting president.
"We thank Dr. Wen for her service and wish her the best in her next venture," the group said in a tweet.
Wen was the first physician to lead Planned Parenthood in nearly 50 years.
Planned Parenthood has been embroiled in litigation trying to prevent the Trump administration from cutting off funding for family planning clinics that provide abortions.
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