Organizations representing more than 30,000 physicians signed a letter calling for the suspension of abortions in the interest of preserving medical resources vital to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The letter was signed by five groups representing “Physicians who practice according to the Hippocratic Oath,” and included the American College of Pediatricians and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons.
The letter read in part, “In such an uncertain and tumultuous time, the entire healthcare profession is being called upon to conserve resources and healthcare professionals to an extent never seen before. And yet, in the midst of this call, while hospitals are postponing elective procedures and many outpatient clinics are rescheduling non-essential office visits, the abortion industry continues with business as usual.”
Ohio Attorney General David Yost also recently appealed to abortion clinics to “immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions.” However, many have already indicated that they will defy the directive and continue performing abortions regardless of the raging global coronavirus pandemic.
We have seen Italy’s healthcare system strained to the breaking point, with people 80 years old and up being told they won’t receive treatment because limited resources have to be prioritized. We have since seen that threshold changed to abandon those 60 years old and older. Experts have warned that the U.S. healthcare system could soon be similarly overwhelmed, as well. It is a travesty—and a tragedy—that abortion continues apace, siphoning off precious resources from the fight against what is being portrayed as one of the greatest global threats to human health in history…just as it literally siphons off the lifeblood of the babies subjected to it.
This is doubly sinful. The more abortions performed today, the more likely others are to die as well.