11 California Planned Parenthood Abortion Centers Close “Until Further Notice” During Coronavirus Crisis

State   Lisa Bourne   Mar 26, 2020   |   4:26PM    Sacramento, CA

Eleven Planned Parenthood locations in the state o California have closed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The sites are closed “until further notice,” according to the abortion giant’s website.

News of the California Planned Parenthood closures was released courtesy of Californians for Life.

Planned Parenthood staff indicate this may last until at least the end of April, according to the pro-life group. 

The abortion centers closed in California include City Heights Center in San Diego, Corona Center of Corona, Eagle Rock Health Center of Los Angeles, Manteca, Modesto, Planned Parenthood Basics of Lakewood, South San Francisco, Visalia, West Oakland, Wohlford Clinic in San Francisco and Woodland.

The various centers are run by one of the following: Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Inc., Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, Inc., Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and Planned Parenthood Northern California.

Other states have acted to restrict abortion in one form or another during the COVID-19 outbreak, including Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The bans are typically part of states’ overall moratoriums on “elective,” “non-essential” or “non-urgent” procedures, as the United States takes extreme, unprecedented measures across the board to sanitize and quarantine public and private places alike, citizens are prohibited from just about every activity outside their homes in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, and the healthcare sector braces for an expected tsunami of coronovirus patients for which supply shortages are feared could be catastrophic.

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Through the bans states acted to preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) so drastically needed for both patients and the healthcare professionals who are serving and will serve them.

However, despite this, some abortionists have thumbed their noses at their state order and continued to conduct abortions anyway, in some case absent any semblance of observance of CDC social distancing guidelines issued for the pandemic.

The scenario has sparked significant debate over the question of just how “essential” an abortion procedure is, while also highlighting disregard in the industry for safety protocols.

A coalition representing more than 30,000 pro-life U.S. physicians released a statement earlier this week saying that, “continuing to perform elective abortions during a pandemic is medically irresponsible,” and that, “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.”

Meanwhile, Californians for Life reported, California has over 90 Planned Parenthood abortion centers still open.

While the popular and successful 40 Days for Life vigil has been suspended due to do the pandemic, its prayer devotionals are still available for individuals to pray at home.

Many pregnancy help organizations (PHOs) are remaining open and amending their approach to adapt and streamline providing essential, life-saving services and resources to clients.

Heartbeat International, its 24/7 bi-lingual pro-life contact center Option Line and the Abortion Pill Rescue Network continue to serve clients and PHOs, assisting the latter in meeting the needs of women throughout the virus pandemic. Heartbeat has resources available to help the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editori’s Note: Although the situation is fluid, here are the latest reports from LifeNews.com on the status of abortion and orders to stop non-essential medical services:

States Attempting to Protect Babies From Abortion

Texas: Abortion centers are temporarily closed after Governor Greg Abbott’s order. But Texas abortion businesses have sued the state to reopen.

Maryland: Abortion centers are included in the abortion order to stop non-essential procedures but they have been caught violating the order.

Louisiana: Abortion centers are included in the order to close and all three have closed.

Ohio: Abortion centers are included in the order to close but they are refusing to close.

Mississippi: Abortion centers are included in the order and the state’s sole abortion business has closed.

Tennessee: Tennessee Governor Wants Abortion Businesses to Close, Killing Babies is Not “Essential” Medical Care

States Not Protecting Babies From Abortion

New York: New York has issued an order to stop non-essential health services but is not applying it to abortion centers. New York Attorney General: Coronavirus Crisis is No Reason to Stop Killing Babies in Abortions

Alabama: Alabama Shuts Down Non-Essential Health Care, Allows Abortion Clinics to Keep Killing Babies

Minnesota: Minnesota Issues Shelter at Home Order But People Can Still Go Kill Their Babies in Abortions

New Mexico: New Mexico Shuts Down Non-Essential Health Care, But Allows Abortion Clinics to Keep Killing Babies

New Jersey: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.

North Carolina: Pro-life groups have called on the governor to stop abortions during the coronavirus crisis.

Washington: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.

California: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded. But 11 Planned Parenthood abortion centers have voluntarily closed.

Pennsylvania: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.

Maine: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Shuts Down Pregnancy Center Over Coronavirus, Lets Abortion Clinics Stay Open

Massachusetts: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.

LifeNews Note: Lisa Bourne is Managing Editor of Pregnancy Help News and Content Writer for Heartbeat International. This originally appeared at Pregnancy Help News.