Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins said, “Life Saving Care should be Prioritized over Abortion as Healthcare Workers Risk their Lives while using sometimes Inadequate or Unavailable Personal Protection Equipment.”
WASHINGTON D.C. – (03-31-2020) – Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins applauded a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that by a 2 to 1 ruling allowed life-saving care to be prioritized over abortion at this time of the coronavirus crisis. “Pregnancy is not a disease cured by abortion, which is definitely not a treatment for the coronavirus,” observed Hawkins. “Wasting valuable resources to end life while medical personnel experience critical equipment shortages while battling to save the lives of those stricken with the coronavirus is a misuse of taxpayer funded resources as well as an inhumane response to this moment of crisis.”
Though a number of states have said that life-saving equipment and care must be prioritized for treating coronavirus sufferers, Planned Parenthood and abortion industry allies have gone to court to block abortion from being labeled non-essential so that PPE and medical personnel can focus on saving lives. Over the last few days, a handful of judges blocked gubernatorial efforts to declare abortion non-essential. But today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that the life-affirming ban was back in place, noting, “Abortion providers who refuse to follow state law are demonstrating a clear disregard for Texans suffering from this medical crisis. For years, abortion has been touted as a ‘choice’ by the same groups now attempting to claim it is an essential procedure.”
Students for Life of America has been engaged in a national campaign, calling on students and supporters across the country to contact their governors, asking that abortions be declared non-essential as the healthcare industry struggles to confront the challenges of the coronavirus crisis.
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