The fervently pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a statement this week urging states, politicians, and healthcare clinics to “ensure abortion access is not compromised” during the coronavirus pandemic, even as many hospitals are turning away elective surgeries of all kinds.
But others, like Dr. Christina Francis of the American Association of Prolife OB/GYNs, say that moving forward with abortions at a time like this is “medically irresponsible,” given the urgent need for protective equipment and hospital beds.
“Abortions use up much-needed resources such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment,” Dr. Francis said in an interview with LifeSiteNews this week.
In a statement, Dr. Francis’s group and five other physicians groups said that it is ethically indefensible to categorize elective abortions as essential health care in this time of unprecedented crisis.
“In such an uncertain and tumultuous time, the entire healthcare profession is being called upon to conserve resources and healthcare professionals to an extent never seen before,” the groups said in a joint statement. “And yet, in the midst of this call, while hospitals are postponing elective procedures and many outpatient clinics are rescheduling non-essential office visits, the abortion industry continues with business as usual.”
The statement continued, noting that continued abortions can put additional strain on our nation’s hospitals at a time we can ill afford it: “Most abortion providers instruct women to go to an emergency room if they have any concerning symptoms after the abortion. Approximately 5% of women who undergo medication abortions will require evaluation in an emergency room, most commonly for hemorrhage. Surgical abortions can also result in hemorrhage. Emergency room personnel – who are already struggling to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic – will be further strained to provide care to these women.”
It’s disappointing (if not entirely surprising) that this debate is breaking along the usual pro-life/pro-choice lines. No matter what you may feel about abortions under ordinary circumstances, you should be able to see that this is a disastrous waste of medical resources during a time of crisis. How can you listen to Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York talk about the intense need for more beds and ventilators on the one hand and push for continued abortions on the other?
Abortion fanatics right now are proving that they really are a death cult, in more ways than one.