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By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, March 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the leaders of national and state-based pro-life groups sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar calling for an end to abortions during the coronavirus crisis. They are calling on all public health officials to oppose the promotion of abortion amidst our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter was signed more than 50 pro-life leaders, including

“As our country comes together to battle the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Americans are heroically rising to the challenge of social distancing and helping the vulnerable,” the letter reads.

“Unfortunately, there is one clear outlier – the abortion industry, including the largest abortion chain in the nation, Planned Parenthood. In acts of manifest fearmongering and self-interest, they are exploiting the anxiety of women and couples by continuing to promote abortion in communities across the country,” it adds. “By ceasing both surgical and chemical abortions now, Planned Parenthood will free up much needed medical equipment and decrease the demand placed on ER’s due to complications from both medical and surgical abortion. This will protect women who will, without doubt, need follow-up care, including infection treatment and transfusions, from the nation’s emergency care centers and hospitals.”  ….

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