Planned Parenthood CEO: “We’re Doing Everything We Can” to Abort Babies During the Pandemic

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 5, 2020   |   12:54PM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood acting CEO Alexis McGill Johnson sent out an urgent appeal for donations Tuesday, promising that her abortion chain is “doing everything we can” to keep aborting unborn babies during the coronavirus pandemic.

In the email to supporters, Johnson said they are striving to expand abortions through telemedicine, lawsuits against state health restrictions and more.

“The need for reproductive health care persists in a crisis, and so do we,” she wrote. “Planned Parenthood is doing everything we can to make sure care continues, including adapting and innovating the ways we provide it.”

Johnson is the acting CEO of the largest abortion group in America. Planned Parenthood aborted nearly 346,000 babies last year while reaping in $1.6 billion in revenue.

Though abortions are unnecessary, life-destroying procedures, Johnson referred to them as “healthcare” and claimed they are “essential.”

She touted how Planned Parenthood is expanding “telehealth services and exploring other innovative health care solutions so patients can get birth control, gender-affirming hormone therapy, STI treatment, and more through virtual appointments.”

These virtual appointments include drug-induced abortions. Rather than meet a doctor in person, some abortion facilities have women meet with an abortionist over a webcam and then give them drugs to take at home to abort their unborn babies. Drug-induced abortions have been linked to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications. Complications include excessive bleeding, severe abdominal pain, infection and hemorrhage.

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While expanding these “services,” Johnson said Planned Parenthood also is suing states that are trying to restrict abortions, along with other non-essential medical procedures, during the coronavirus crisis.

“Instead of getting help from our leaders, some governors are outright banning abortion in their states. We’re battling in court to lift dangerous state restrictions before it’s too late,” Johnson said. “The COVID-19 crisis and the lawmakers exploiting it are making it very difficult to meet the needs of patients. Planned Parenthood has been forced to make tough decisions to maintain access to essential services.”

But it is clear that Planned Parenthood’s focus is on abortions, not real women’s health care. The abortion chain closed a number of its U.S. facilities temporarily during the crisis, and thousands more affiliated with the International Planned Parenthood Federation also temporarily shut down. Meanwhile, other Planned Parenthood facilities advertised being open for “abortion services only.”

Women do not need to abort their unborn babies to be healthy. The only thing “essential” about an abortion is the guarantee of a dead baby. 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.”

But Planned Parenthood makes money doing abortions, and it keeps doing more of them. Its most recent annual report recorded 345,627 abortions and $1.6 billion in revenue.

According to a recent Heritage Foundation analysis of its annual reports since 2006, Planned Parenthood has been doing more abortions and fewer actual health services. Its cancer screenings are way down, and even its contraception numbers have been dropping steadily. These drops in services are not for a lack of funds. The abortion chain has posted record $1 billion-plus revenues in the past several years.

At a time when so much of the world is sacrificing to save lives, it’s disturbing to see how hard Planned Parenthood is working to destroy lives.