Ohio Planned Parenthood refuses to follow order that halts abortions

Ohio Planned Parenthood refuses to follow order that halts abortions

[Ed. – This ‘fundamental human right’ is too important to delay even it spreads a lethal virus to numerous others.]

Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio is refusing to comply with an order by the state’s attorney general that bans nonessential and elective surgical procedures, such as abortions, during the coronavirus pandemic.

A lawyer for the abortion facility responded to a letter from the office of state Attorney General Dave Yost, asserting the order allows Planned Parenthood to “still continue providing essential procedures, including surgical abortion.”

CBS News reported a spokesperson for Yost’s office, however, said Ohio abortion providers must stop performing the procedure.

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The report continued that at least five of Ohio’s six abortion providers have refused to comply with the order.

Iris E. Harvey and Kersha Deibel, the respective heads of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, said:

Planned Parenthood’s top priority is ensuring that every person can continue accessing essential health care, including abortion.

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