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Planned Parenthood joins other abortion providers in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during coronavirus outbreak.

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Planned Parenthood joins other abortion providers in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during coronavirus outbreak.

Planned Parenthood is joining other abortion providers in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak

The order in Texas is in effect until at least April 21. “Abortion is essential health care, and it is a time-sensitive service,” said Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman’s Health. She said the 150-plus cancellations across her three clinics in Texas left some women “begging for the abortions they needed." Hours before the lawsuit was filed, Paxton said in an interview with a conservative group called Texas Values that the state would be watching all medical procedures and that any unnecessary procedures needed to be stopped, which he said included abortion. In a statement released Wednesday night, Paxton called it “unconscionable that abortion providers are fighting against the health of Texans and withholding desperately needed supplies and personal protective equipment in favor of a procedure that they refer to as a ‘choice.’ "My office will tirelessly defend Governor Abbott’s Order to ensure that necessary supplies reach the medical professionals combating this national health crisis,” the attorney general said. He has previously said that failure to comply with the order can result in penalties of up to $1,000 or 180 days of jail time. “This is obviously going to save some lives, which we hope would continue on," Paxton said. “I don't even see how people who are on the other side of this issue at this time would dispute that we need our hospitals to take care of the really sick." The lawsuit disputed that view, saying that the “”COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout do not reduce patients’ needs for abortion; if anything, they make timely access to abortion even more urgent." Texas has more than 1,200 cases of coronavirus, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University. At least a dozen people have died. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. Texas has been a battleground over abortion rights for a decade. Whole Woman's Health had also sued Texas over a sweeping 2013 anti-abortion law that resulted in more than half of Texas' abortion clinics shuttering before it was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The issue over abortion during the pandemic also has also flared during the pandemic also has flared in Ohio, where abortion clinics received letters Friday from Republican Attorney General Dave Yost ordering them to cease all"non-essential" surgical abortions. Yost wrote that the procedures violate a March 17 order issued by the state health director. However, representatives of Ohio clinics said that they were in compliance with the health director’s order and planned to continue providing abortions. Read more: ABC News

Right now medical resources need to be restricted to emergencies. Planned Parenthood needs to be completely destroyed. No funding...no nothing! Abortion is ELECTIVE surgery ergo unnecessary. PPFA can go straight to hell and never come back. Freaking murdering ghouls. 🤦mo Money mo problems Ya , let’s delay all non essential surgeries but it’s ok TO SLAUGHTER an innocent baby. While people are on LOCKDOWN so that people DO NOT DIE !! Can’t make this shit up folks !

People are suffering and can’t get crucial orthopedic surgery but don’t stop the subsidized fetal dismemberment! Ban them!!!!! There is no new law. Their use of a national crisis to try and muddy the waters is disgraceful. We're dying out here and this is their use of our time and money. Get to the hospitals and help if you have free time and feel virus is basically over.

Disgusting Don’t let a pandemic slow down the baby killing for goodness sake. Ya’ll are evil as can be. The irony of the definition “non essential”.

Abortion providers sue Texas over virus outbreak orderAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood joined other abortion providers Wednesday in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak, including one clinic owner saying... Abortion is Murder......It's worse than Coronavirus Killing babies is big business. 🤑🤑🤑 Kill babies while they save seniors, what

This is a health service I Same people fighting to get nose jobs and other “enhancements”. Meanwhile...

Texas, Ohio order clinics to halt abortion procedures amid coronavirusThe reproductive rights group NARAL accused officials of "exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to further their agenda to close Ohio&39;s abortion clinics." Opportunistic monsters. Nice, the same state where the Lt. Governor DanPatrick is ready to sacrifice the elderly to the economic gods.

Abortion Providers Sue Texas Over Coronavirus OrderTexas' governor considers abortion a nonessential procedure. Reproductive rights groups say he's exploiting a crisis to advance an extreme agenda. Well, he’s an idiot Because of COURSE he did 🙄 I’d say if the mother’s life was in danger it’s pretty essential.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick suggests the elderly should risk their lives to save the economyPatrick claims that the economy collapsing due to the coronavirus would be worse than death. He thinks his brown wig makes him not elderly. 😉 You first! He is idiot

Texas Official Suggests ‘Lots’ Of Grandparents Would Be Willing Risk Coronavirus Death To Keep Economy GoingDan Patrick, the lieutenant governor of Texas, has suggested that he and “lots of grandparents” would be willing to risk death from coronavirus to keep the economy going LetRandPaulDie Jajaja

Texas' Dan Patrick: many seniors willing to sacrifice for economyThe Texan envisions a dynamic in which the economy returns to normal as some elderly succumb to the virus. That's ridiculous. MaddowBlog Nutcase! MaddowBlog Absolutely no words. This man has no soul. MaddowBlog ?



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