The Ohio Department of Health last week ordered the cancellation of all non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures that require medical professionals to use personal protective equipment (PPE). The state has prioritized PPEs for medical staff treating COVID-19.
One “health care” provider the order applies to is abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Vacuuming and scraping unborn babies from wombs is not an essential procedure during a global pandemic.
But Planned Parenthood believes otherwise. Live Action News reported that the state’s attorney general sent Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s Surgery Center in Cincinnati and the Women’s Med Center in Dayton letters ordering them (PDF) to comply with the government’s order (emphasis added):
The Ohio Department of Health has received a complaint that your facility has been performing or continues to offer to perform surgical abortions, which necessarily involve the use of PPE. On behalf of the Department, you and your facility are ordered to immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions. Non-essential surgical abortions are those that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of a patient. The Department of Health has outlined criteria to consider when determining whether a procedure is essential (see attached order). If you or your facility do not immediately stop performing non-essential or elective surgical abortions in compliance with the attached order, the Department of Health will take all appropriate measures.
Planned Parenthood in Ohio called surgical abortions one of its essential procedures and has refused to comply with the attorney general’s order to stop.
To Planned Parenthood, keeping up the production line of killing unborn babies should not be a lower priority than treating and eradicating a global pandemic.