Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Governor Over Abortion Ban

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Governor Over Abortion Ban

March 27, 2020

Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are suing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his ban on baby-killing in order to preserve medical supplies for healthcare personnel treating victims of the coronavirus.

“There are people in Texas who need an abortion today. Now,” wrote Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood. “They cannot wait a delay of 30 days or even less.”

“Abortion, which is an essential, time-sensitive medical service cannot be delayed,” McGill Johnson said in a statement. “A global pandemic is not some kind of opening to attack abortion. Gov. Abbott and anti-abortion activists nationwide are forcing a legal and political fight in the middle of a public health crisis.”

But five physicians’ groups including the American Association of Prolife OB/GYNs counter that “Elective abortion is neither ‘essential’ nor ‘urgent,’ but it does consume critical resources such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, and unnecessarily exposes patients and physicians to pathogens.”

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