|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
March 30, 2020
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley|
Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List called out Democratic Governor Tom Wolf for requiring Pennsylvanians to postpone important medical procedures including cancer, pediatric, cardiac and spinal surgeries, while elective abortions are allowed to proceed and take up valuable resources needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is unconscionable that Governor Wolf has allowed elective abortions to proceed during this crisis when all resources are needed for essential medical procedures,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “At a time when so many Pennsylvanians are making major sacrifices so that the most vulnerable can survive this national emergency, abortion business Planned Parenthood Keystone insists on carrying out elective abortions and has even asked that precious personal protective equipment be diverted from dealing with the Coronavirus crisis in order to end the lives of innocent unborn children. Governor Wolf should put an end to these risky and unnecessary procedures that further strain our already overtaxed health care system, and Planned Parenthood Keystone should put people above profits.”
The Pennsylvania Family Institute sent an open letter to Governor Wolf asking him to stop all elective abortions in the state so Pennsylvanians can be well equipped to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is unacceptable,” said Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute earlier this week. “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.”
Earlier this week, more than 50 leaders of national and state-based pro-life groups sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar calling on all public health officials to oppose the promotion of abortion amidst our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
SBA List and its partner, Women Speak Out PAC, plan to be active in the state of Pennsylvania leading up to the 2020 election.
SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.