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Fight the Pandemic. Stop Abortion.

We are in the midst of an unprecedented public health crisis. With the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe and across our country, our scant health care resources – which are tightly rationed at the best of times – are being stretched to their breaking point.

As of this morning, there are 4,167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada. 42 Canadians have died of the disease so far.

Our country is in dire need of ventilators, masks, personal protective equipment, and all manner of medical supplies. We need more COVID-19 test kits. We need more hospital beds. And most importantly, we need every available doctor, nurse, and health care professional to man our pandemic response effort.

We need all hands on deck in the medical community. It is imperative that we are ready not only to treat those who are infected, but to maintain essential health services for all Canadians.

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In order to achieve this goal, in many jurisdictions across North America, non-essential surgeries and elective medical procedures have been cancelled. Only the most urgent and essential procedures are being approved, which allows for critical medical supplies and workers to be redeployed where most needed.

And this makes sense. It is a national emergency!

So why is it that one particular elective, non-essential medical procedure is being approved in every single province and territory across Canada? Why is it that one particular voluntary surgery is being given top priority during this pandemic?

Of course, I’m talking about ABORTION.

According to this CTV story yesterday: “Abortion access will be maintained across Canada amid COVID-19 outbreak.”

Abortion is not a medically necessary procedure. It does nothing but harm women and destroy their preborn children. Abortions are never mandated as an essential “medical treatment”. Pregnancy is not a “disease” that needs to be “cured”. Abortions only take place at the discretion of those pregnant mothers who decide they want to terminate their babies. As the pro-aborts like to emphasize, it is a “choice”.

So as people are being forced to stay home, forced to leave their jobs, forced to stay away from their churches, forced to postpone trips, meetings, and non-essential surgeries, why are some people being allowed the “choice” of an elective abortion?

In most cases, the abortion-minded women and their unborn children are perfectly healthy and well. Without an abortion, the pregnancy would carry on as normal, and the child would grow and develop until it was time for a natural delivery weeks later (likely after this COVID-19 crisis has passed). In the odd case where a woman or her unborn child is not well, there are better alternatives to abortion.

In the US, a group of 30,000 doctors is calling for all elective abortions – both surgical and drug-induced – to be suspended immediately. They argue: “Elective abortion is neither ‘essential’ nor ‘urgent,’ but it does consume critical resources such as masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, and unnecessarily exposes patients and physicians to pathogens.”

There is simply no reason for abortions to be perpetrated during this pandemic (or at any time, for that matter). There is no reason for our political leaders to be pandering to left-wing lobbyists or pro-abort voters. This is not the time for politics. We are in a crisis! And we need to tell our political leaders to smarten up.

That’s why we just launched a new petition calling on our provincial and territorial premiers to nix all funding for abortion immediately. Our scarce health care dollars, resources, and personnel need to be redirected towards fighting this present COVID-19 pandemic. This is a life-or-death battle, and we all are called upon to change our behaviours, to sacrifice, and to prioritize the needs of the most vulnerable. Politicians, lobbyists, and special interest groups deserve no special exemptions during this emergency.

Just think how many more lives could be saved if all of the medical resources and personnel used to staff abortuaries could be redeployed and redirected to combat the COVID-19 crisis! Just think how many unborn babies could be saved!

Government officials are taking drastic measures that impact all of us – measures we have not seen since World War II. Our borders are closed. Travel is restricted. Large public gatherings are forbidden. Citizens are told to stay at home. Social distancing measures are in place. Businesses are shuttered. Thousands of workers are laid off or have permanently lost their jobs.

It should be obvious to everyone – now is not the time to feed the abortion industry. Now is not the time for abortionists to be earning blood money.

We all need to put first things first – we all need to pull together. As Mr. Trudeau has said, “Enough is enough.” That is one thing I agree with Mr. Trudeau on. Enough is enough! Shut down elective abortions right now.

Please help me to send this message to our provincial and territorial premiers. They are the ones responsible for health care in our country. It is their jurisdiction. Please sign our petition today.

Yours for Life,

David Cooke

David Cooke
National Campaigns Manager
Campaign Life Coalition

P.S. Please sign our petition here: