SBA List Slams Governor Whitmer for Failing to Stop Abortions in Michigan During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020
CONTACT: Mallory Quigley
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Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List called out Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer for requiring Michiganders to postpone or forego important medical procedures including cancer, pediatric, cardiac and spinal surgeries, while elective abortions are allowed to proceed and take up valuable resources needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Governor Whitmer requires Michiganders to delay important medical procedures deemed non-essential, and yet allows elective abortions to continue,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Right now, we need to devote all of our resources to fighting this pandemic so that the most vulnerable can survive. Abortion is an elective procedure that ends the life of an innocent human being and diverts critical personal protective equipment (PPE) away from our health care workers who are on the front lines. Governor Whitmer should end these unnecessary procedures that further strain our health care system, and abortion businesses in the state should cooperate.”

Michigan Right to Life has also demanded that Governor Whitmer stop all elective abortions in the state so that scarce PPE is available to health care workers during the pandemic.

“Michigan abortion facilities are using up surgical masks to take the lives of innocent babies, said Barbara Listing, president of Michigan Right to Life. “How many doctors and nurses treating coronavirus patients will go without proper protection because of that? How many of those medical personnel will contract the virus? It’s time for Governor Whitmer to prove she can put public health above her ideology.”

SBA List is sharing these graphics on all of its social media channels and encouraging friends and allies to do the same:

More than 50 leaders of national and state-based pro-life groups sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar calling on all public health officials to oppose the promotion of abortion amidst our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBA List and its partner, Women Speak Out PAC, plan to be active in the state of Michigan leading up to the 2020 election.

SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.




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