The Abortion Lobby has taken political operative Rahm Emanuel’s infamous advice to heart: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” In some unprecedented power grabs, abortion advocates are using the crisis of the coronavirus to infiltrate the medical profession and taxpayer resources with political overreach that attempts to make the business of abortion the one thing in America that doesn’t come to a halt.
Overreach #1: Pretending that abortion is healthcare, an “essential service.” The abortion industry has argued that in light of the need to prioritize essential and nonessential care for Covid-19 sufferers and the public at large, abortion must be considered a vital procedure.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists made a public statement calling for uninterrupted abortions as an “essential component of comprehensive health care.” It was a view that the abortionists’ lobby, the National Abortion Federation, shared in spades, saying, “During this public health crisis, pregnancy care, including abortion care, remains an essential health service … Abortion is provided for almost one in five pregnancies in the United States, as part of the continuum of pregnancy care.” A continuum that ends in death, if the abolitionist gets a fee.
Some states initially determined that abortion needed to be prioritized, such as in Massachusetts and New York, but that is changing in some locations.
In Ohio, Attorney General Dave Yost ordered abortion vendors to stop the abortion surgeries though in the same timeframe The Women’s Med Center of Dayton and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio told the Dayton Daily News that they will remain open.
Meera Shah, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood in the New York City suburbs of Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland told Buzzfeed that they wouldn’t close, saying, “Pregnancy-related care, especially abortion care, is essential and life-affirming.”
Seriously? 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.
Overreach #2: Trying to coerce more healthcare workers to end life. ACOG advises, “Community-based and hospital-based clinicians should consider collaboration to ensure abortion access is not compromised during this time."
Talking with the Huffington Post, the Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president of the National Abortion Federation, echoed the desire to address what the abortion-supporting think tank the Guttmacher Institute calls “a shortage of clinicians who can provide sexual and reproductive health services.”
“One or two people unable to show up can make the difference between a clinic being able to function or not,” she said, arguing for more physicians to join in a business that ends life to replace any abortionists who can’t work.
This pitch comes as abortionist shortages exist nationwide not because of a virus, but because real healthcare professionals don’t want to kill preborn babies through abortion.
Overreach #3: Urging Americans to stock up on birth control so that when the quarantine is over, we don’t welcome new life. Planned Parenthood lectures Americans about not using their alone time to result in a “Coronavirus Baby Boom.” Don’t worry, says the Associated Press, “Family planning providers around the country are taking steps to help prevent a boom in pregnancies due to coronavirus self-isolation.”
“We remain committed to delivering compassionate, non-judgmental reproductive and sexual health care to all who need it while we take proactive measures to stay as far ahead of COVID-19 as possible," said Meagan Gallagher, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, to the AP.
But it’s pretty judgmental to lecture people that new life will be unwelcome.
Overreach #4: Insinuating that without human organs from aborted infants, there will be a delay in treatment for coronavirus sufferers.
This kind of heartlessness strikes at the fear that treatment could be delayed without opening up another profit center for abortion vendors – the sale of human remains, the broken bodies of aborted infants. The Washington Post, in a recent report, noted the complaints of a researcher who wanted infant remains, despite the fact that many cell lines are available for use and that successful treatments have come from ADULT stem cells, not aborted fetal cells.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute notes that fetal cells have not been used to create vaccines, such as needed today for Covid-19. Consider that “the historical fact is that fresh aborted fetal tissue has never been used in vaccine production. The original Salk and Sabin polio vaccines used monkey tissue to grow virus. While there are a couple of historical cell lines that were grown from abortions in the 1960s, kept in cell culture, and used for some vaccines, even these cell lines are obsolete and no longer used for most vaccines today.”
Overreach #5: Pressuring the FDA to reduce the medical standards for distributing life-ending abortion drugs, so that they can be handed out in ways known to harm women. Abortion drugs given to women later in pregnancy or experiencing an ectopic pregnancy have resulted in women’s deaths, leading to regulations from the FDA that include a physical examination for women’s safety.
But that hasn’t stopped abortion vendors from trying to sell the pills on-line or pushing for reduced safety standards so they can make a buck faster.
Leading abortionist Dr. Daniel Grossman called telemedicine “the perfect solution” for women looking to terminate early pregnancies, according to Mother Jones … unless you care about complications to hurting women, that is.
Overreach #6: Attempting to infiltrate the Covid-19 aid package with healthcare dollars that could be used for abortions. Faced with a nation fearing disastrous consequences from the coronavirus, what did abortion extremists in the U.S. House of Representatives do? Add healthcare dollars that could be used to pay for abortions. But President Trump and pro-life allies were able to win Hyde Amendment protections to keep the package focused on disaster relief – not taxpayer funded abortion.
Overreach #7: Pretending that the pro-life policies of the Trump administration have harmed current life-saving efforts. The Guttmacher Institute, in detailing their complaints of the Covid-19 response, listed a number of policies, from limiting taxpayer funds from paying for abortions around the world (the Mexico City Policy) to changes in the Title X program that won’t allow abortion vendors to market their services to women looking for family planning services. What do those things have to do with Covid-19? Nothing, but that doesn’t stop the complaints.
In a recent fundraising appeal, Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) asked for donation as they told supporters, “We are working tirelessly to ensure that everyone gets the care they need, and to advocate for policies that protect and expand our health and rights.” A strange appeal at a time in which the life-saving care that people should be donating to for their actual health is taking place everywhere but in abortion facilities. But in a business marked by crass opportunism, what more do you expect.
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