Amid Illinois Shutdown, Abortions at Planned Parenthood Go On

Written by Alex Newman

Amid the shutdown of all “non-essential” businesses and activities as doctors scramble to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, the slaughter of unborn children at six Planned Parenthood clinics and other abortion mills in Illinois will go on. Apparently killing pre-born babies is considered an “essential” service in the Prairie State.

According to a press release published in the far-left Chicago Sun-Times and other local media, at least six Planned Parenthood centers will remain open across the state despite asking victims (euphemistically dubbed “patients”) to re-schedule all “non-essential appointments.” Anyone needing contraception or abortion is welcome.

“Planned Parenthood of Illinois is taking all necessary precautions to keep our staff and patients healthy and well,” claimed “Dr.” Amy Whitaker, the “chief medical officer” for the abortion group’s Illinois division, exempting unborn children from the statement. “This temporary consolidation of services is just one part of that.”

However, Whitaker was quick to add that the killing of babies will proceed, regardless of what happens with the Communist Chinese virus that is wreaking havoc on medical systems worldwide. “Patients will still need family planning services and abortion care during this time, and we are committed to providing it,” she said.

Across Illinois, residents have been ordered by Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker to stay at home until at least April 7, probably longer. Citing a few hundred confirmed cases of the virus, the governor shut schools, churches, state parks, and even private gatherings larger than 10 people.

Only select types of workers and industries — marijuana shops, liquor stores, plumbers, police, pharmacies, gas stations, grocery stores, and abortionists, for instance — are allowed to continue operating amid the “stay-at-home” order. Marijuana, liquor and abortions being among the essentials.

Hospitals and other medical facilities, meanwhile, are re-scheduling and delaying all “non-urgent” surgeries and procedures to help deal with the anticipated surge in coronavirus infections and prevent more infections. For Planned Parenthood, that means open locations in Chicago, Aurora, Springfield, Flossmoor, and Peoria.

Critics were horrified by the news that abortions would continue as almost everything else grinds to a halt. Writing in LifeNews.com about the situation in Illinois, Micaiah Bilger blasted the use of “precious medical resources” to abort babies. “Abortions are not health care. They do not save lives. They destroy them,” Bilger observed.

Far from being “essential,” almost all abortions are perpetrated for “social reasons,” the pro-life writer added, calling on society to “say enough is enough.”

Medical professionals were horrified, too. “Our nation is in unprecedented crisis and our nation has decided that the only truly necessary elective surgery is abortion,” wrote Dr. Poppy Daniels, a prominent OB/GYN from nearby Missouri who operates a free prenatal clinic and co-authored a book warning about the dangers of Depo-Provera birth control. “G-d help us.”

At the federal level, Democratic U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still trying to sneak Planned Parenthood and abortion funding into coronavirus legislation. Most recently, Democrats included Planned Parenthood funding in the $2 trillion “stimulus” bill.

Planned Parenthood, the largest butcher of unborn babies in America, perpetrates over 300,000 abortions each year. It receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars annually from Americans via federal, state and local governments, in addition to making huge profits from its abortion business.

The powerful group also serves as a tax-funded lobbying and political machine for pro-abortion Democrat politicians. Just this year, Planned Parenthood vowed to spend almost $50 million backing political candidates at all levels who support abortion and more tax funding for abortion groups. It also litigates in court to prevent restrictions on the slaughter of pre-born babies.

While Planned Parenthood’s apologists and mouthpieces regularly use the euphemism “pro-choice” to describe support for killing babies, the reality is far different. Indeed, according to sworn congressional testimony by experts, Planned Parenthood’s international apparatus has long worked with the United Nations and the mass-murdering Communist Chinese dictatorship in coercive population-control schemes.

“For decades, the UNFPA [UN Population Fund] and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have worked hand in hand with the Chinese population control machine, which is coercive,” explained Women’s Rights Without Frontiers President Reggie Littlejohn in 2012 testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Programs. Beijing uses forced abortions and other draconian measures to enforce its policies.

Take ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to Gov. JB Pritiker to ask him why abortion is considered an “essential” business in his executive order to protect Illinoisans from the spread of COVID-19.

MORE ACTION: Click HERE to send a message to President Donald Trump and your U.S. Representative to urge them not to give one tax dollar to the murderous abortion industry, especially Planned Parenthood. Urge them to instead pass legislation to permanently defund Planned Parenthood. The fact that they’ve publicly announced that they will spend tens of millions of dollars in the general election should automatically disqualify them from receiving tax dollars.


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