Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has extended an executive order which protects Georgia’s hospitals and medical workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting legal liability. He specifically excluded abortionists from the protections, according to the Times Free Press.
“It should come as no surprise that elective abortions are not emergency management activities,” Kemp spokeswoman Candice Broce said. “Abortion providers are undeserving of enhanced liability protections because they are doing nothing to fight COVID-19 in Georgia.”
The order, signed by Kemp on Tuesday, names hospital and front-line medical personnel as “auxiliary emergency management workers” and allows them an extra level of protection against personal injury lawsuits. It is an extension of the order he first signed in April, however this time, he announced that abortionists will not receive that protection.
Pro-life organizations, including the Family Policy Alliance of Georgia, applauded Kemp’s actions. “We will protect the innocent and defend those who use medicine to save and to heal,” said the Family Policy Alliance’s Cole Muzio. He said that legal protections in such a health crisis should not be given to abortionists “who willfully ignore science and decency in order to promote a barbaric ideology.”
Continuing to commit abortions amid the pandemic is dangerous for women. Abortion is always an elective procedure and comes with major risks that require care by emergency physicians in hospitals. Hospitals in many areas are focused on saving the lives of people affected by COVID-19 while abortionists end the lives of innocent humans while using personal protective equipment that frontline health care providers need. When women suffer complications from abortions, they are then sent to hospitals where they may be further exposed to COVID-19.
Last year, Kemp signed a heartbeat abortion ban into law, sparking outrage from Hollywood, which makes frequent use of the state’s financial incentives for production companies. That law has been blocked by a federal judge. Though he is pro-life, Kemp did not force the closure of abortion businesses when he ordered elective surgeries to be postponed during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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