Louisville Mayor Bans Churches From Holding Drive-in Easter Service, But Abortion Clinics Can Kill Babies

State   Micaiah Bilger   Apr 9, 2020   |   10:04AM    Frankfort, KY

Some lives are worth drastic measures to save, while others apparently are not.

Such appears to be the thinking of many Democrat political leaders across the country as they restrict travel, non-essential health services, gatherings of more than 10 people and religious services because of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, many are allowing abortion facilities to remain open for business to continue killing unborn babies in elective abortions.

Townhall writer Todd Starnes highlighted one such situation where Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky even banned no-contact, drive-in church services for Easter.

“Our job is to deny the virus,” the Democrat mayor told the local news station WDRB. “If we don’t do that, more lives will be lost. I know it’s tough … I just can’t allow (drive-thru church services) to happen.”

Fischer said he enacted the ban with a “heavy heart,” but he believes drastic measures are necessary to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

He did not, however, restrict abortions in any way, despite the fact that they destroy unborn babies’ lives and are almost entirely elective. Fischer did not take action even though abortion facilities are using up much-needed medical supplies and exposing their patients to additional risks.

Currently, the only abortion facility in Kentucky is located in Louisville. Its website boldly declares that it is still open and seeing patients during the health crisis. It advertises abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy, at which point an unborn baby is viable outside the womb.

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“I’d say the risk of death in an abortion clinic is far greater than attending a drive-in Easter Sunday church service,” Starnes commented.

But the mayor is cracking down on churches instead.

Here’s more from Starnes’ report:

The Courier-Journal reports that the mayor wants congregants who “belong to a church that is defying Fischer’s request to contact their minister or the city’s 311 line.”

The mayor actually wants Christians to rat out their pastors, folks.

“It’s not really practical or safe to accommodate drive up services taking place in our community,” the mayor said during a video address. “Think about this on Sunday morning there would be hundreds of thousands of people driving around our community.”

Fischer is not the only one. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, another pro-abortion Democrat, also banned Easter church services while allowing abortion facilities to stay open. She made the decision despite growing evidence that a Wichita abortion facility may be contributing to the spread of the virus and possibly employing an unlicensed doctor to do abortions.

Similarly, pro-life sidewalk counselors are being arrested and threatened with arrest outside abortion facilities across the country for allegedly violating coronavirus restrictions. While they are being punished for trying to provide mothers with other options and save babies, abortionists are being allowed to continue their life-destroying practices unhindered.

ACTION ALERT: Contact Mayor Greg Fischer here.