Planned Parenthood is now 100% abortion in PA during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s unacceptable.

March 25, 2020 | 30 comments | Posted in abortion | Tags: , ,

State officials must order Planned Parenthood to stop elective abortions if we’re serious about stopping the spread of COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Family Institute calls on Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other elected officials to take action to halt Planned Parenthood from continuing to perform elective abortions in our state even as Planned Parenthood chooses to stop all other services during a time when our state and nation are facing shortages of critical health equipment and ordering people to stay at home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

“This is unacceptable,” says Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “Planned Parenthood is now 100% abortion – willing to put further strain on our health system and risk increasing the spread of this virus so they can still profit from their main service revenue stream of elective abortions.”

Planned Parenthood Keystone, one of three regions in Pennsylvania for the state’s largest abortion provider, recently announced that their abortion-performing facilities will remain open “for abortion services only.” Another region in the state, Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA, announced they have temporarily closed their centers but this “does NOT include their abortion services.” 

“For truth in advertising, Planned Parenthood should just change their slogan to ‘Abortion. No Matter What.’” adds Geer.

“Planned Parenthood has the nerve right now to ask for donations of masks, surgical hats and hand sanitizer – scarce resources needed by Pennsylvania hospitals treating patients with COVID-19 – so that they can be used to perform elective abortions,” says Emily Kreps, Legal Assistant for the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “Our state officials need to lead by example. If we’re serious about stopping the spread of the coronavirus, then stop all elective abortions by Planned Parenthood or any other abortion clinic.”

Planned Parenthood remains open for elective abortions despite other surgical centers and facilities that perform important services like mammograms closing. Planned Parenthood is electing to risk further strain on hospitals by the likelihood of sending more women to the emergency room with complications from abortion. And they are choosing to use resources that are in critical supply for fighting COVID-19 – gowns, gloves, masks, suction tubing – and spend them on performing elective abortions.

Planned Parenthood performs both chemical and surgical abortions at 11 abortion clinics throughout Pennsylvania. Every year, Planned Parenthood profits from performing 15,000 abortions in Pennsylvania, half of all abortions in the Commonwealth. 

Take Action: Call your State Senator and State Representative to let them know you think this is unacceptable. For their contact information, click here.

30 Comments

Darya Amiri

I can’t imagine how rewarding it must be for the staff at Planned Parenthood to help empowered women kill their unborn children without consequence

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LARS GELERT

How can you say that you protect the lives of Pennsylvania when you allow Planned Parenthood to perform elective abortions, when medical supplies are needed in real hospitals for COVID19 patients? We’re not even talking about the lives of the unborn babies, taken by “choice”!

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Donna

So in other words it is more important to kill lives than to save them. We will remember that in November!

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Cecilia

We have to take action . I am calling my congressman and I am forwarding this email to all my friends and family.

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Brenda

If ending life is their purpose, they don’t need life saving products. Save it for those who choose life.

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Sage

Very unacceptable. Stops all “nonessential” except for the murder of unborn children that gets to stay open. Just unacceptable.

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Karen

Sick and evil! I contacted both my senator, who is pro-choice and my representative, who is pro-life. Why would we give gloves and masks to takers of life rather than those who are trying desperately right now to save life ?

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Ken

Gov man, you seem SO interested in SAVING LIVES…. but you are hypocritical because YOU allow babies to be MURDERED

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Vance K. Rohrbaugh

Totally unacceptable. This must stop. How can you fight for life and destroy life in the same breath. Hypocritical

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Michelle

The ironies of this site are incredible! People around the world are being asked to do everything possible to save lives…staying home from non-essential work, social distancing, hand washing, etc. And here – a BUSINESS is open for the sole purpose of taking life from within a pregnant woman. We fight more to save baby sea turtle eggs and endangered wildlife! What’s wrong with this picture!

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Peggy

We have over 100,000 cases of coronavirus in the US and Planned Parenthood is still performing unnecessary elective surgery Putting all involved at further risk of infection

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Anne

Isn’t there enough of death in this world because of the corona virus without the killing of our precious innocent Baby’s. UNACCEPTABLE!!

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Anonymous

Wolf , Life MUST be protected from the moment of conception until natural death !! NO IF , ANDS or BUTS. about it ..

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Nancy M Dunmeyer

It is really a sad state of affairs when you can’t have a tooth pulled, but it’s all right to kill a baby.

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Deb

My heart is broken how can you even feel this is right do you have children and grandkids that God bless you with these children are all Gods children this has to stop they are all precious in his sight lord forgive us their blood are on the hands your hands

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CR

I don’t know how you can argue this as they perform medical procedures and need supplies for their protection… If a woman doesn’t want to go through pregnancy or care for a baby then she has the right to stop the pregnancy. Planned Parenthood is capable of doing an abortion safely and correctly and have very few incidents when a hospital is needed. This is just another way anti-choice people are attempting to put laws on our bodies. Worry about your own and stop trying to enforce your opinions on women in tough situations. I would think being pregnant Now during the pandemic would be much more stressful than before covid19. Stop adding to that stress.

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Leslie

When Governor Wolf speaks in the news about the critical need to save lives during this COVID-19 outbreak, I find his words hypocritical and hard to listen to when he does not support the saving of lives in the womb. Shame on him and Planned Parenthood for requesting supplies that are much needed by our hospitals to serve those in life or death crises.

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