With the closing of abortion facilities across the country because of COVID-19, Kansas abortion clinics are seeing an increase in out of state traffic. Even as Governor Kelly has issued a statewide stay-at-home order and many are discouraging interstate travel, the abortion clinics around our state have refused to shut down and Governor Kelly has said that the abortion industry is exempt from her order.
Now, the Trust Women clinic in Wichita is advertising its services as a destination abortion clinic.
It is unacceptable that abortions are being allowed to happen in our state as other freedoms are being restricted. Why does the abortion industry get a pass here?
Many governors across the country have already required all medical facilities to cease nonessential operations in order to preserve medical resources and to slow the spread of the virus. And several governors have ensured that this applies to the abortion industry.
Yet, in our state the abortion industry is alive and business is booming.
This must be stopped – let the Governor and other government leaders know that allowing abortions to continue in our state during this time is completely unacceptable. It is important that we preserve scarce medical resources for those whose lives are on the line during this crisis. It only takes a moment to send a quick note from our action center.
Brittany Jones, Esq
Director of Advocacy