Pennsylvania Governor Bans Elective Surgeries, But Allows Planned Parenthood to Keep Doing Abortions

State   Micaiah Bilger   Apr 2, 2020   |   9:42AM    Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered a halt to all non-life sustaining businesses and medical procedures earlier this month to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

However, the pro-abortion Democrat governor is allowing abortion facilities to remain open during the crisis, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Now, Planned Parenthood is doing abortions – and abortions only – in a large part of the state. According to the report, Planned Parenthood Keystone recently stopped providing actual health services and remains open “for abortion services only” during the global pandemic.

“While the people of Pennsylvania are making a heroic effort to save the lives of the most vulnerable, Planned Parenthood continues with business as usual,” said Bonnie Finnerty, education director of the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation. “Eliminating all other services, they are open for abortions, stealing the lives of the most vulnerable who are supposed to be safely quarantined in their mother’s womb.”

Wolf’s order, issued March 20, is similar to those enacted in many other states. It prohibits businesses “that are not life sustaining” from operating and limits medical care to essential procedures and treatments.These measures are meant to conserve medical resources and prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.

But like many other Democrat leaders, Wolf is allowing an exception for one of his close political allies: the abortion industry.

State pro-life leaders quickly criticized the governor for allowing abortion facilities to continue killing unborn babies in elective abortions. The Pennsylvania Family Institute recently sent an open letter to Wolf urging him to stop all elective abortions so the state can focus on fighting the pandemic.

“This is unacceptable,” said Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “Planned Parenthood is now 100% abortion – willing to put further strain on our health system and risk increasing the spread of this virus so they can still profit from their main service revenue stream of elective abortions.”

Pro-life leaders said Planned Parenthood even had the audacity to ask for donations of personal protective equipment, which hospitals desperately need to treat coronavirus patients.

“Planned Parenthood continues to profit and use much-needed medical supplies that could be used for Covid-19 patients,” Finnerty said. “This is not healthcare, it’s certain death for a segment of our population that needs and deserves our protection.”

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Geer said Planned Parenthood should change its slogan to “Abortion. No matter what.”

Other states have included elective abortions in their restrictions on non-essential medical procedures during the coronavirus outbreak. However, many now are being sued by the abortion industry. On Tuesday, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel allowed Texas to enforce its full restriction, including elective abortions; however, judges in Alabama and Ohio blocked their restrictions.

Notably, none of the lawsuits were filed by women claiming harm. All of them come from abortion advocacy groups and abortion facilities that benefit financially from the killing of unborn babies.

ACTION ALERT: Complain to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf by going here.

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. Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit as well to do abortions and ignore the order. A federal judge blocked the order and allowed abortion centers to keep killing babies but a federal appeals court reinstated the order.

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 closed initially but at least one abortion center has been caught doing abortions.

Ohio: Abortion centers are included in the order to close but they are refusing to close. The health department is now investigating those violations. Meanwhile, a judge has blocked the state’s order banning abortions.

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

Oklahoma: Oklahoma Gov Orders Abortion Businesses to Close, Killing Babies is Not “Essential” Medical Care. The Planned Parenthood abortion business has sued to keep doing abortions.

Kentucky: Attorney General Asks Health Department to Shut Down Abortion Clinics to Combat Coronavirus

Iowa: Governor Kim Reynolds Bans Killing Babies in Abortions to Save Medical Resources to Fight Coronavirus

Indiana: Governor Bans Killing Babies in Abortions to Save Medical Resources to Fight Coronavirus. At least one abortion business is refusing to comply.

Alabama: Alabama stopped abortions under its non-essential order until April 13th but a judge ruled the state can’t infringe on the so-called “right” to abortion.

West Virginia: Gov Bans Killing Babies in Abortions to Save Medical Resources to Fight Coronavirus.

States Not Protecting Babies From Abortion

Kansas: Abortions are allowed in Kansas but a county in Wichita voted to close the late-term abortion clinic there.

Virginia: Christians Could be Jailed for 1 Year for Attending Church, But Abortion Clinics Can Keep Killing Babies

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. NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio has threatened to permanently close churches while letting abortion centers stay open.

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.

Michigan: Governor Whitmer has stopped non-essential medical surgeries but allowed abortion clinics to keep killing babies.

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.

International

Canada has banned every other non-essential medical procedure except abortion.