Groups representing 30,000 physicians signed a letter called for the suspension of abortions in order to preserve medical resources critical to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The letter was published on Monday as officials reported greater numbers of those infected and the stock market continued to tank.
BREAKING: 30,000 physicians call for elective abortions to be suspended to conserve scarce medical resources during response to #COVIDー19 crisis
— Susan B. Anthony List (@SBAList) March 23, 2020
The letter objected to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists classifying elective abortions as “essential healthcare,” and made the case to suspend abortions.
“In such an uncertain and tumultuous time, the entire healthcare profession is being called upon to conserve resources and healthcare professionals to an extent never seen before,” the letter read. “And yet, in the midst of this call, while hospitals are postponing elective procedures and many outpatient clinics are rescheduling non-essential office visits, the abortion industry continues with business as usual.”
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