Despite the coronavirus pandemic, abortion advocates are resolute in their crusade to ensure women can readily terminate a baby’s life by pushing for hospitals to classify the procedure as essential.
With coronavirus pushing an estimated 30,000 cases in the United States, raising concerns about an impending strain on hospital resources including beds and ventilators, elective operations are being halted nationwide in response. In addition, many non-essential businesses, a category abortion clinics could fall under, have been compelled to close by state and local government fiat.
Abortion advocates and lobbyists are panicking.
A joint statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Family Planning, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine articulated these fears:
“Some health systems, at the guidance of the CDC, are implementing plans to cancel elective and non-urgent procedures to expand hospitals’ capacity to provide critical care. While most abortion care is delivered in outpatient settings, in some cases care may be delivered in hospital-based settings or surgical facilities. To the extent that hospital systems or ambulatory surgical facilities are categorizing procedures that can be delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic, abortion should not be categorized as such a procedure. Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible. The consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being.”
In other words, abortion is tantamount to the coronavirus.
The National Abortion Federation chimed in as well:
“During this public health crisis, pregnancy care, including abortion care, remains an essential health service. The National Abortion Federation (NAF) calls on leaders to ensure that outpatient abortion clinics can remain open and urges hospitals to continue to provide abortion care. […] An individual and family decide to end a pregnancy for a complex constellation of reasons that include the impact of pregnancy and birth on their health, ability to work, and strained economic circumstances. These are conditions that do not go away—and are likely heightened—in pandemic conditions.“
And the industry practices what it preaches: the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has kept its doors open.
Similarly, the pro-choice activists in the mainstream media cabal have lamented “abortion access is under threat as coronavirus spreads” and are capitalizing on the opportunity to make the procedure, already predominantly elective, even more accessible. Various outlets insisted “Coronavirus is making the case for abortion via telemedicine.”
Even as coronavirus kills hundreds of thousands globally, the abortion industry still hasn’t gained appreciation for the sanctity of human life.