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Woman injured in abortion taken from Illinois to Missouri hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

Illinois, abortion

As emergency rooms overflow due to the coronavirus pandemic, abortions still continue to be committed in some states. This includes Illinois, where a woman suffered complications from abortion on Saturday, as reported by Operation Rescue.

A woman was taken out of the Hope Clinic for Women in Granite City at about 11:00 a.m. on a gurney, and was put into an ambulance. According to witness Rose Wascher, the ambulance did not head to the hospital across the street but seemed to be driving across the Mississippi River into St. Louis, Missouri. Operation Rescue reported that Hope Clinic abortionist Erin King, who was present at the abortion business on Saturday, has hospital admitting privileges at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 17 minutes away, rather than at a hospital in Illinois.

Witnesses say that Hope Clinic was packed on Saturday, with as many as 40 women arriving for abortions that morning — despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control to practice social distancing. Some of them had traveled there from six surrounding states. according to Operation Rescue, even though there are recommendations from the National Coronavirus Taskforce to avoid interstate travel.

READ: Abortions botched at dangerous Chicago facility twice in eleven days

“With women coming from six different states for abortions and being forced together into an over-crowded waiting room, the threat exists that when the women go home, they could take the virus with them and spreading it in their home communities,” Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, said in a statement. “The Hope Clinic is not only placing the lives of women at risk with botched abortions, as they did over the weekend, but are also endangering Americans over a vast geographical region, and could be prolonging the current health crisis. This is a public health emergency that must be addressed by the State of Illinois. For the good of the public, Illinois must shut down their abortion mills.”

 

Abortion businesses in Ohio, Texas, Alabama, Iowa, and Oklahoma are suing states for ordering the suspension of elective medical procedures, including abortions, during the pandemic. They claim abortion is essential. However, abortion is never medically necessary, and by continuing to commit them, abortion businesses are using personal protective equipment that is desperately needed by hospitals and doctors across the nation for protection during the COVID-19 crisis.

When women are inevitably seriously injured or experience complications during an abortion, they will be taken to emergency rooms that are overrun with coronavirus patients. This puts additional strain on an exhausted medical team and potentially exposes the women to coronavirus.

What is clear is that while doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other medical professionals risk their health to save lives from coronavirus, abortion businesses continue to put profit above people, and continue to purposefully kill innocent human beings.

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