Health care saves. Abortion kills. No one should ever equate the two.

Planned Parenthood, abortion

As the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a debate over the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients with the virus, one Congressman from California compared the decision to take a medication that may have the potential to treat a virus to the decision to kill a child in the womb. While this might be considered a Twitter “mic drop” for those who choose not to utilize critical thinking skills, abortion cannot truly be compared to any form of actual health care because deliberately killing a child in the womb (or out) is not health care.

WARNING: This post contains images of abortion victims.

Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas took announced on Twitter that he had chosen to take hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for his recent diagnosis of COVID-19. “It is what was decided as the best course of action between my doctor and me — not by the government bureaucrats,” he wrote.

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California shot back, “Wishing you well, Louie! And thank you for standing with millions of women who don’t want you coming between them and decisions they make with their doctor. How about this: you stay out of their doctor’s office and we stay out of yours.”

But Swalwell’s response is seriously lacking insight and common sense for two reasons. First, abortion is not health care. Second, abortion is not a decision that occurs between a woman and her doctor.

READ: The promotion of do-it-yourself abortions proves abortion isn’t ‘health care’

1. Abortion is not health care.

Abortion, though marketed as health care, is the deliberate act of killing a human being. Abortion is not successful unless a human being ends up dead and all of his or her body parts are accounted for. On the other hand, true health care and medications like hydroxychloroquine exist for the purpose of saving lives and helping human beings to live.

In taking hydroxychloroquine, despite any controversy over its efficacy, Gohmert is not causing any harm to another human being. The only person who stands to be physically affected is him. But when a person decides to have an abortion, this is what happens to a separate, innocent human:

Hand of baby aborted at 21 weeks.

2. An abortionist is not “a woman’s doctor.”

Women don’t usually see abortionists for wellness checks. And typically, if a woman becomes pregnant and decides to have an abortion, she does not go to her primary care provider for this; instead, she calls an abortion business. At the abortion business are employees, including an abortionist who may or may not even be a doctor and whom the woman has likely never met.

The woman may speak with a counselor prior to her abortion, but many women have reported that the counselors at abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood never actually talk over their options with them. In fact, former Planned Parenthood counselors have verified that it was their job to convince women to follow through with abortions.


By the time the woman sees the abortionist, the decision to abort has already happened and she is on the table. The abortionist may or may not greet the woman before he or she commits the abortion, then leaves.

“He kind of leered at me, you know? But at the same time, he really had an attitude – like I was dirt or something. I thought, was it cause I’m black? But I think it was just him,” one woman recalled about her experience with an abortionist. “He said, ‘Get your things off and lie down.’ And I’m thinking isn’t there a gown or something? I was standing right there. So, I asked for someplace to change and he said, ‘Do it in here. We have to get this over with.’

Former Planned Parenthood manager Ramona Treviño explained it best when she said that the abortion corporation “treated women like cattle,” herding them through the appointments as quickly as possible to give the women little time to think about the abortion or ask questions.

Swalwell may not like Gohmert’s decision to take a controversial medication, but he cannot, in good conscience, compare it to abortion.

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