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There are different approaches to the new COVID-19 pandemic situation but maybe the most optimistic one says that COVID-19 saves lives. That interesting and positive attitude comes from a Texas Republican running for Congress in 2020, Kathaleen Wall. Well, maybe someone thinks that’s not possible but she has an explanation. She thanked Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton for declaring abortions non-essential medical care, effectively shutting down abortion clinics across the entire state. And there we are, let’s forbid abortions at any cost because it saves lives of unborn and maybe never born babies because COVID-19 can be fatal for pregnant women too.
Kathaleen Wall posted on Facebook - Thanks to the leadership of Office of the Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, #COVID19 will save more lives this week than it takes! #ProLife.
On Saturday, March 21, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order that “all licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities shall postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary to correct a serious medical condition of, or to preserve the life of, a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient’s physician.” Among routine dermatological, ophthalmological and dental procedures and some orthopedic surgeries, the executive order also includes any type of abortion that is not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother. That measure will last until April 21, unless it is extended or shortened.
“Pro-Life Texans have been appalled that the abortion industry has continued killing preborn children during the outbreak while statewide and local orders have recommended they close,” Texas Right to Life, pro-life organization, said ahead of the official announcement. “Furthermore, the abortion industry has been consuming and hoarding medical supplies that are in desperate need around the state, including masks, gloves, and other protective gear for medical professionals.”
“Texas Right to Life is grateful that the loss of life during the COVID-19 outbreak will be decreased thanks to the halt in abortions.”
Eight professional societies for pregnancy-related medical care stated that abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible. The consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being.