Minnesotans are supposed to stay home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus – unless they are going out to abort their unborn babies.
On Wednesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced a state-wide shelter-in-place order to restrict unnecessary travel during the health crisis, the Post Bulletin reports. Like many other Democrat governors, Walz made an exception for elective abortions.
His order allows travel only for essentials like groceries, emergency medical services and care for family members, according to the Star Tribune. It also allows people in “critical sectors” to keep going to work. Earlier, he mandated that non-essential and elective medical procedures be postponed during the outbreak.
Walz said the measures could save thousands of lives.
Yet, his order allows unborn babies to continue to be killed in elective abortions. The Democrat governor listed abortion facilities among the “critical sector” groups, even though abortions are almost entirely elective and do not save lives, according to the local news.
Pro-life leaders with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life urged the governor to apply the same rules to abortion facilities that other non-essential medical groups must follow.
“Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities continue to use much-needed medical resources for their own elective abortions rather than to help meet the needs of those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Executive Director Scott Fischbach said. “There is no medical justification for singling out abortion for special treatment at the expense of patient safety and the safety of those dealing with this crisis. Public health, not an ideological commitment to unfettered abortion, must come first.”
Women do not need to abort their unborn babies to be healthy. To prevent maternal mortality, they need access to better health care, not abortions. Abortions kill unborn babies’ lives and put mothers at risk. Common abortion complications include infections, blood clots, hemorrhaging and an incomplete abortion where parts of the baby remain inside the mother’s womb. Abortion risks include future preterm births, breast cancer, suicide, anxiety/depression, and death. And it simply is not true that abortions are safer than childbirth.
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Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and abortion facilities that continue to operate during the pandemic are being “medically irresponsible.”
ACTION ALERT: Contact Gov. Tim Walz to encourage him to close abortion centers as non-essential.
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 close but whether they have officially closed is unknown.
Louisiana: Abortion centers are included in the order to close and all three have closed.
States Not Protecting Babies From Abortion
New Jersey: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.
Washington: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.
California: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.
Pennsylvania: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.
Maine: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.
Massachusetts: Shut down non-essential health care but abortion centers are excluded.