Why are abortion businesses still operating when Gov. John Bel Edwards (Democrat) is shutting churches, schools, and mass gatherings, as Louisiana sees a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases?
Currently, across the United States, including Louisiana, services that constitute essential health care for women, such as routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve scarce medical resources. Yet, the abortion industry is open for business as usual.
On March 18, Vice President Mike Pence issued a mass gathering ban exceeding ten people. On March 22, Gov. Edwards issued a “Stay At Home Order” and reissued it again to be effective until April 30 which included abortion clinics. While all three abortion clinics initially closed after the national and state directives were issued, several are now reopening. Many healthcare agencies have ceased their non-essential medical, surgical, and dental procedures, yet some abortion clinics in Louisiana insist on business as usual while consuming Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other equipment that COVID-19 patients need.
Abortion providers in Louisiana are putting profits over the safety and health of women as they prey on vulnerable women during a time of great uncertainty and fear.
Immediate Action Needed
#1. Please contact Gov. Edwards and Interim Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health Stephen Russo. Urge them to join other states by closing abortion clinics and redirecting PPE and other medical equipment to our state’s much-needed coronavirus response. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana.
Gov. Edwards: (225)342-7015 | Online form
Sec. Russo: (225) 342-9500
#2. Forward this email to family and friends.
Heavenly Father, Your name is above all names. We are asking that You move on the hearts of Gov. Edwards and Sec. Russo to seek You in all things, especially with regard to this issue of life.
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.” Proverbs 31:8-9
Thank you for taking action at this critical time.
Anchored in Christ.
Together in 2020,
Interim State Director