Most of us have heard the news that the coronavirus is overwhelming healthcare systems in many countries. In fact, this is the main reason for the “social distancing” requirement, to slow the spread of the virus so that our hospitals and healthcare clinics can keep up with the number of patients.
A few days ago, President Trump and the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force “urge[d] every American and every American hospital and healthcare facility to postpone any elective medical procedures.” The rapid spread of COVID-19 threatens lack of bed space, medical equipment, and hospital capacity for many American hospitals. To prevent the shortages from becoming critical, it is vital that healthcare providers come together to cancel all elective hospital procedures (procedures that can be scheduled ahead of time because they are not an emergency) to free up capacity for Americans suffering from the coronavirus.
But there is one industry that is refusing to comply – the abortion industry.
Planned Parenthood has declared it will continue to provide abortions as “essential and life-affirming” care now, when women need it most, apparently. Elective abortion procedures are not, by definition, a medical necessity. Without intervention, a pregnancy will normally carry on to its natural conclusion – the birth of a baby. This is just another example of the abortion industry putting its bottom line above all else.
Several states have already followed the White House’s request and prohibited elective abortions from taking place in their states. As of today, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, and Ohio have declared that all elective procedures should be stopped. So far Texas and Ohio have clarified this means abortion clinics must stop their work.
During a time when the cases of COVID-19 are dramatically increasing across the nation, and healthcare facilities risk running out of masks, gloves, gowns, and real life-saving medical equipment like ventilators, no facility with medical equipment should defy White House and state executive directives just to bolster their bottom line.
We thank all those who are putting their lives on the line daily during this crisis to keep us well. We need to be doing all we can to rally our communities and encourage our medical community during this time. This includes working to protect those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus from the powerful abortion lobby. Will you join us?
For life —both in and out of the womb,
Brittany Jones, Esq.