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No Social Distancing for Abortion Mills: ACOG Calls for Abortion Access Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2020) – Yesterday, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released a press release calling for abortion access amid the COVID-19 outbreak. American Life League president Judie Brown reacted to the press release with the following statement:

Today we learned that The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, together with the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Academic Specialists in General Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Society of Family Planning, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, released a statement that says in part:

Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible. The consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being.

Among them are men and women who DELIVER babies, and yet they have just told the American public that the killing of a preborn baby is essential, regardless of those suffering from the coronavirus or those whose emergency care should take precedent over the elective practice of killing the preborn by acts of abortion.

While you and I might react in horror to such news, it is clear that nobody in the media or legislative community concurs. Not a word has been uttered about calling on abortion mills to end the killing, and it is doubtful that such a request will be made. As many businesses suffer to stay afloat, let it be known that abortion mills are functioning with business as usual. Such callous disregard for innocent human beings, not to mention those vulnerable during this time of national crisis, is demonic.

American Life League is the nation’s oldest grassroots, Catholic, pro-life organization. Its president, Judie Brown, has led the organization since its 1979 beginning. She has served three terms on the Pontifical Academy for Life—appointed twice by Pope John Paul II and again by Pope Benedict XVI.