For Immediate Release
March 23rd, 2020
Alison Howard Centofante
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
Pro-Life Leader Lila Rose Urges Shut Down of Abortion Facilities
Washington, D.C. – State and local officials nationwide have taken action to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and assist healthcare providers to respond to the crisis by enhancing medical supplies and halting businesses and healthcare procedures not deemed “essential” to the community.
Meanwhile, abortion businesses all over the country have been exempted from public safety proclamations and remain operational in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Several states have begun to take action to rectify this oversight, clarifying that abortions must be stopped or slowed at this time.
Live Action Founder and President, Lila Rose, reacted:
“While schools, businesses, and churches shut down, abortion facilities across America remain open, profiting off of fear and panic and killing thousands of children a day. In no context is abortion ‘essential’ to public well-being. In fact, abortion always targets and violently destroys an innocent human being. As nations all over the world unite to fight COVID-19 under the shared understanding that every human life is precious, it is unconscionable that our leaders would continue to allow the one industry that exists to kill and destroy human life to continue to operate.
“The COVID-19 national emergency presents unprecedented challenges to our government and healthcare communities. As blood bank shortages become the norm and life-preserving masks and equipment are in short supply, the abortion industry continues to kill children and endanger women. The abortion industry is exacerbating the current crisis and diverting crucial resources from the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.
“We are calling on all local, state, and federal leaders to halt all abortions — surgical and chemical — to protect innocent lives.”
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org