As states fight back against COVID-19, personal protective equipment (also known as PPE) is in increasingly short supply. To combat this, most states have halted all elective, non-essential medical and dental procedures in order to preserve these valuable resources to protect those who are fighting against COVID-19. Nearly every medical and dental office in the country has complied – that is, except for abortion clinics.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics are pushing the narrative that they are and should be considered essential medical providers. Like an ICU, cancer center, or emergency room, these clinics are arguing that they should remain open and fully-operational – even if almost 100% of their procedures are not medically-necessary and even if those operations cause PPE shortages for doctors and hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.
We believe they are using this opportunity to find a liberal federal judge that will enshrine their self-designated “essential” status in case law, making it even more difficult for states to enact meaningful protections for women and children.
The abortion industry isn’t a stranger to pushing the envelope, but this is just offensive. A clinic whose sole job is to take life away should never have priority over clinics, hospitals and doctors who are saving lives.
We aren’t going to stand for this. Abortion clinics should not get special treatment and they shouldn’t be given a special exemption. If COVID-19 is as serious a threat as we are being told, then our society has a moral obligation to prioritize our resources and manpower to defeat it. Period.
Please sign our petition and remind Governor Inslee that the only way COVID-19 is defeated is if we ALL pitch in – abortion clinics included – and ensure that our personal protective equipment is placed where it can do the most immediate good: on the front lines battling COVID-19.
Pray that God grants Governor Inslee wisdom, and that he would make the right decision with regards to “essential services” here in Washington State, for the good of all Washingtonians.