Joe Biden declares abortion ‘essential health care’ during COVID-19


Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden officially declared his thoughts regarding abortion access during the COVID-19 crisis in an April 28 video with Hillary Clinton, who has endorsed his candidacy. “We need to ensure that women have access to all health services during this crisis…. Abortion is an essential health care service,” Biden claimed. “It’s being used as a political wedge right now and it shouldn’t be. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association agree that it shouldn’t be categorized as a procedure that can be delayed. It can’t.”

In actuality, abortion isn’t medically necessary or essential to health care. True health care services never deliberately end human lives. The goal of non-abortion medical procedures is always to preserve the life of the patient in some way. The only way someone can consider abortion to be “health care” is to completely ignore what the act of abortion does. It isn’t just a woman who is affected by it; a preborn human being is destroyed each and every time an abortion is committed. That’s the entire purpose of an abortion — to end a pregnancy by means of destruction:


The ACOG and the AMA, mentioned by Biden, both have a strong pro-abortion bias. The ACOG is fully in support of abortion, even fighting against commonsense abortion restrictions. The AMA declared war on the idea of requiring informed consent before abortions, as well as on pro-life pregnancy centers in recent years. Neither one is even remotely neutral on the issue of abortion.

Even in cases where a mother’s life is at risk during pregnancy, an emergency C-section is a far better and faster procedure than an abortion (which takes days to complete at a later stage of pregnancy). According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “Elective abortions offer zero health benefits to women and do not treat a disease process.” When making their statement regarding the status of abortions during COVID-19, AAPLOG explained the strain that these so-called “essential” abortion procedures could place on hospitals and emergency staff:

Approximately 5% of women who undergo medication abortions will require evaluation in the hospital, most commonly for hemorrhage. Uterine perforation and hemorrhage can occur with surgical abortions. Because most abortion providers do not manage their own complications, instead instructing women to go to an ER if they have problems, emergency rooms who are already struggling to keep up with the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to need to provide care to these women. Our nation faces a critical blood shortage during this time, which will also negatively impact women’s health who experience abortion-related hemorrhage.


A recent comment from Minnesota state Rep. Peggy Scott regarding the elimination of all nonessential healthcare procedures summed up the feelings of many with regard to treating abortion as essential, saying, “I just think that it’s indefensible to tell cancer patients they can’t have a chemo treatment, a lifesaving chemo treatment, but it’s OK for abortions to go forward…. I just think that’s indefensible. And I think most of the public would agree.”

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