While the coronavirus death count rises daily and the world scrambles to stop the virus from spreading, Bernie Sanders is worried about abortions.
On Tuesday, the socialist Democrat presidential candidate slammed Republican leaders in Texas and Ohio for closing abortion facilities, along with other non-essential health care providers, to combat the spread of the virus and preserve medical resources.
Sanders claimed lawmakers should be expanding abortions in this time of crisis – a move that would claim even more innocent human lives.
“It is outrageous that right-wing politicians in states like Texas and Ohio are using this crisis to risk women’s health and safety by denying their right to abortion and other reproductive health care,” the Vermont senator wrote on Twitter. “Instead, we should be expanding access with things like telemedicine.”
Within the past two weeks, Texas, Maryland, Mississippi, Louisiana and Ohio issued bans on non-essential surgeries and procedures, including elective abortions. Many hospitals are concerned about a lack of supplies and equipment to treat people with the virus, and the temporary restrictions are one way to ensure medical resources are being used to save lives.
But Sanders is a radical pro-abortion politician who believes killing unborn babies is a “Constitutional right.” If he had the power, he would expand telemedicine abortions and allow abortion drugs to be mail-ordered or prescribed over a webcam without a woman ever seeing a doctor in person. If allowed, he probably would force American taxpayers to pay for them, too.
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Telemedicine abortions are dangerous, but abortion activists are using the coronavirus pandemic to push for them anyway. Randall O’Bannon, Ph.D., director of education and research for the National Right to Life Committee, said the mail-order option supposedly would protect women from exposure to the coronavirus, but it would not protect her or her unborn baby from the abortion
It would, however, mean a woman undergoing a painful, bloody, potentially dangerous abortion by herself at a time when emergency medical help is stretched thin and perhaps unavailable. Women undergoing chemical abortions have bled to death or died from infections. Others have died when undetected ectopic pregnancies ruptured.
There have been thousands of “adverse events” recorded in the U.S. alone. In all their supposed concern for the Corona virus, these advocates give no consideration of the very real health risks associated with the chemical abortion method they want women to face all alone.
With governments asking patients to delay or cancel any non-essential procedures or surgeries (even dental appointments), it strains credulity to have activists argue that elective abortion is somehow “essential” medicine.
What the world does not need now is more suffering and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of Wednesday afternoon, there were 54,453 confirmed cases and 737 deaths from the coronavirus in the U.S. And, on average, almost 3,000 unborn babies are aborted every day in America. Expanding telemedicine abortions likely would mean even more unnecessary deaths.
Sanders is showing what kind of leader he would be and what his priorities are in a crisis. Those priorities are with the abortion industry, not the American people.