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Michigan Gov Ended Elective Procedures, But Not Abortion


In Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer instituted some of the harshest and strongest measures of any state in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus.

From prohibiting public gatherings of any size, banning visits to friends and relatives, to requiring stores to close off entire sections (which confusingly included garden centers and plant nurseries) Michigan has instituted extreme measures to curb any further spread of the virus.

Although many have slammed Whitmer’s approach as a gross overreach, condemning her executive orders as “draconian,” her hypocrisy is what warrants real criticism and intense scrutiny.

Early on, Whitmer banned all non-essential businesses from operating.

“I would encourage any business that is not sure if they’re life-sustaining, to probably assume that they are not,” she said, also encouraging people to take the crisis seriously and stressing that the closure all non-essential places of operation would save lives.

Yet Governor Whitmer has not only allowed abortion clinics to remain open, she has also defended them, calling the procedures a “life-sustaining” part of healthcare.

“A woman’s health care… her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election, it is a fundamental to her life. It is life-sustaining, and it’s something that government should not be getting in the middle of.”

This is ironic considering abortions always claim an innocent life.

Also, as far as the government’s involvement goes, Governor Whitmer has been at the forefront of government overreach and nonsensical policies that Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says, “unnecessarily hurt regions of our state and sectors of our economy that can operate, safely.”

States like Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Arkansas, and more, have issued orders halting non-essential medical procedures and elective surgeries, including abortions, to conserve limited medical supplies and equipment, focusing solely on fighting the coronavirus.

But in Michigan, despite ending all elective surgeries, abortion is deemed a “necessity” and is somehow considered a “life-saving” procedure.

Whitmer has shown she is willing to restrict travel, shut down businesses, and ban public gatherings and elective surgeries, but she is unwilling to restrict abortion.

“Far from an essential service, abortion is not a treatment curing pregnancy. Prioritizing ending life in the name of a life-ending virus is heartless in the extreme.” writes Kristan Hawkins.

The hypocrisy by Governor Whitmer and liberals across the country reveals the left’s agenda to exploit a crisis in any way possible.

Whitmer’s actions with abortion bring up concerning questions and undermine her own statements about doing everything possible to end the pandemic.

Matthew Wearp

Matthew Wearp is a 2020 National Pulse Writing Fellow

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