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Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood Locations Stay Open During COVID-19 Exclusively for Abortion

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Posted: Mar 30, 2020 2:00 PM
Pennsylvania Planned Parenthood Locations Stay Open During COVID-19 Exclusively for Abortion

Source: AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) issued a "stay at home" order for the commonwealth to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, with only "essential businesses" allowed to keep their doors open. The governor's order did not stop Planned Parenthood from keeping its doors open, even as real health facilities have shut down "non-essential" or "non-emergent" surgeries. The nation's largest abortion provider contends that abortion does not fall under those categories, and turned clinics exclusively into abortion centers, as Pennsylvania Family Council points out:

Planned Parenthood's typical narrative, embraced by other pro-choice interest groups, is that the organization provides essential healthcare services to women and that abortion is only "three percent" of what they do, with millions of taxpayer dollars per year. That notion has been debunked countless times, and Planned Parenthood has been caught lying about the healthcare services offered, which are pretty minimal.

Alongside other abortion interest groups, Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Texas after Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) announced a ban on "non-essential" surgeries, which included abortions, except to save the life of the mother.

If women's healthcare was the true goal, Planned Parenthood would use a global health pandemic affecting American women as an opportunity to expand real health care services such as pap smears, cervical cancer screenings, mammograms and other essential reproductive health services. Instead, Planned Parenthood elected to shut down the minimal health care services offered but keep abortions available, despite the obvious truth of abortions not qualifying as an essential surgery. Using a global health pandemic to further an ideological agenda, and for the sake of revenue, is despicable, even for Planned Parenthood.