By Jose Nino – Apr 7, 2020
In a statement released on April 4, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that abortion is an essential service during the Wuhan Virus pandemic.
In a statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation, the WHO commented that “services related to reproductive health are considered to be part of essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.”
“Women’s choices and rights to sexual and reproductive health care should be respected, irrespective of whether or not she has a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection,” WHO proclaimed in the statement.
In the statement, it was also noted that “sexual and reproductive health care is integral to universal health coverage and achieving the right to health.”
“This includes contraception, quality health care during and after pregnancy and childbirth, and safe abortion to the full extent of the law,” the organization added, pointing out that the WHO provides both global technology and policy advice to WHO members “on the use of contraception to prevent unintended pregnancy, safe abortion, and treatment of complications from unsafe abortion.”
Governors and health departments all over the country have made decisions on the question of abortion being considered as an essential service. States governments in Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana, Iowa, and Mississippi have determined that abortions are non-essential and banned these procedures to keep stocks of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) full for fighting off the Wuhan Virus.
On the other hand, states like Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia have labeled abortions as “essential” during the pandemic.
In a time of a pandemic, all hands must be on deck.
However, politicians have used this crisis to push policy items that are not relevant to the situation at hand.
Instead of working in solidarity with political rivals, some politicians prefer to push their pet projects.
This is a sign of declining solidarity among the American populace.