American Center for Law and Justice fighting “essential” abortion services; Planned Parenthood resists COVID-19 testing

 

 

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Planned Parenthood is still performing elective abortions and refuses to comply with state orders banning elective medical procedures—including elective abortions in an effort to protect public safety and to conserve critically needed personal protective equipment.

Planned Parenthood kills nearly 950 babies a day but considers their services “essential” and are challenging orders requiring COVID-19 tests from patients.   Both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the abortion industry are suing states because they want a special exception so they can commit elective abortions regardless of the health of those involved.

“Killing babies is the only goal, no matter what it costs, no matter who it hurts,” said American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Executive Director Jordan Sekulow.  “And to think, they call abortion, ‘health care.’”

The ACLJ has been fighting in court cases across the country, defending states’ efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and conserve medical equipment and personal protective equipment for frontline healthcare workers battling the deadly virus.

In the last few weeks, the ACLJ has filed 10 emergency amicus briefs to support state orders to cease elective abortions during the pandemic.  Legal briefs have been filed in Alabama Arkansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas with Arkansas becoming the abortion “battle state” as abortionists fight a new requirement in the state that all patients obtain a negative COVID-19 test before any elective surgical procedure can be performed.  

While the churches remain closed across America, “it is clear the abortion industry insists on staying in business during this pandemic,” said Jordan Sekulow.   “Abortion providers and the Left have a singular goal of forcing their extreme abortion agenda on our country, and they are not willing to stand aside while the nation battles this health crisis.”

Currently, 167,458 individuals have signed a petition on the ACLJ website that requests that Planned Parenthood abortions be shut down and ask that they no longer file lawsuits “to keep performing abortions, ignoring guidelines, and putting people at risk.”

 

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal—Ventura County’s online news service; editor of the History Makers Report and founder of History Makers International—a community nonprofit serving youth and families in Ventura County, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor. He worked 25 years as a middle school teacher in Monrovia and Los Angeles Unified School Districts. Mr. Hernandez can be contacted by email at [email protected].


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