TITUSVILLE, FL -- Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and Janet Morana, Executive Director, issued the following statements today regarding abortion and the Coronavirus.
“Americans find ourselves in many unique situations as we continue to deal with a rapidly spreading virus,” Father Pavone said. “As various government entities call for the postponement of ‘non-essential’ medical procedures, so as to free up more supplies, space and personnel to help those affected by the virus, we see a sad but predictable reaction from the abortion industry: They consider all abortion medically necessary, because they redefine the meaning of medicine, and regard abortion as a fundamental right.
“Many are asking – some for the first time – whether abortion is in fact an essential health-care service. The answer, of course, is that it is not and never has been. In fact, abortion doesn’t even qualify as medicine; there is not disease it cures and no medical benefit it brings.
“Yet abortion providers in some of the places hardest hit by the virus are continuing to perform abortions, even when ordered not to do, as in Ohio. This is not about health care, or caring for women. This is about arrogance and greed.
“Abortionists are risking exposure for themselves, their staffs and their patients to this virus, and using medical equipment that could otherwise be used to deal with the virus. This is outrageous, but then again, if you can commit the biggest outrage of all – killing babies – nothing else should surprise us.”
Mrs. Morana, the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, said the abortion lobby is working on several fronts to ensure that child killing remains legal during the viral outbreak.
“People are calling for abortionists be allowed to prescribe the abortion pill via telemedicine, which can be deadly for women who might be experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. Others are calling for doctors who do not perform abortion to consider doing so now.
“More abortion is not the solution to the threat now facing our nation.”
Priests for Life and its team, while observing all the guidance from government officials and medical experts to curb this pandemic, continues to fight abortion through the educational material we are sending out to the pro-life movement, the broadcasting we do each day, reaching millions of people per week, the ongoing communication with priests and deacons, and the ongoing outreach to those who are suffering the wounds of abortion.
“The abortion industry isn’t stopping its deadly work; we’re not stopping our life-saving work either,” concluded Father Pavone.
Priests for Life (EndAbortion.US) is the world’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated exclusively to ending abortion. Pro-life efforts are working. The abortion rate in America is the lowest it has been since Roe v. Wade and in recent years states have passed more than 400 laws to protect the unborn. The number of freestanding abortion clinics in the U.S. has dropped from 2179 in 1991 down to 710 today, and President Trump has placed more than 200 (and counting) pro-life judges on the federal bench.