Earlier this week, I aired my coronavirus pet peeve on Facebook. I wrote, in part, that it’s counterproductive to criticize elected officials like President Trump, Vice-President Pence, Governor Ducey and Attorney General Brnovich for what they’re doing, or not doing to address the pandemic. These leaders and their staffs are working 24/7 to keep people healthy and to save lives.

Let’s back off a bit. Pray for them. Support them. Encourage them. This week, President Trump set forth an aspirational hope that Easter Sunday would find us all back at church with the worst behind us. That’s something to hope for and pray for, even if it appears unrealistic.

Americans look to leaders for hope and encouragement in times of crisis. I see plenty of hope in innovative business owners who adjust to the times, in fast-tracked research of possible treatment, and in health care workers risking their lives to save others.

Exploiting a Crisis

While some give all, others take.

Daily, we hear about the shortages of ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) such as masks and scrubs; people forego surgeries after months of waiting; surgical centers close so resources can be directed to COVID-19 care.

But not Planned Parenthood. Not only does the abortion giant continue to perform abortions during the pandemic, but also leaders pat themselves on the back for their “incredible” work, and for “risking their lives” to provide “patient care,” as if they are on par with those treating COVID-19 patients. Pro-abortion activists sing the “abortion is health care” mantra throughout social media platforms, all while medical personnel scramble to provide real health care.

Planned Parenthood Keystone (Pennsylvania) had the audacity to solicit donations of hand sanitizer, home-sewn masks, shoe covers, and surgical hats to protect their staff as they provide people with “the critical sexual health care they need.”

It’s time for Planned Parenthood to voluntarily close, and turn over its PPE and ventilators to help keep COVID-19 victims alive.

More than 30,000 OB-GYNs agree. They called out abortion providers on the self-serving claim that elective abortions are “essential” health care saying, “Continuing to perform elective abortions during a pandemic is medically irresponsible. Elective abortion is neither “essential” nor “urgent,” but it does consume critical resources such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, and unnecessarily exposes patients and physicians to pathogens.” Even drug-induced abortions create unnecessary patients needing follow-up care at a time when not a doctor can be spared.

Playing on the desperate fears of many, the abortion industry and dutiful media outlets claim aborted baby body parts are needed to cure COVID-19. Washington Post and Vox do the bidding, while The Charlotte Lozier Institute skillfully tears down the false argument.

Even some Democratic lawmakers in Washington put ideology ahead of coronavirus victims with an opportunistic attempt to get around federal law prohibiting taxpayer dollars to fund abortion, by including abortion clinics in a stimulus relief package.

When Texas Governor Greg Abbott closed abortion clinics in the midst of the health care crisis, Planned Parenthood sued.

Because when Planned Parenthood promises they perform abortions “no matter what,” they mean it.

ICYMI –

  • Susan B Anthony List has the latest on the prolife effort and the coronavirus.
  • The Washington Post reports on the regrettable notion that the COVID-19 crisis necessitates using do-not-resuscitate policies, regardless of the patient’s wishes.

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