Texas Bans Abortions during COVID-19 Pandemic, Threatens Doctors with Jail

Texas on Monday became the second state to order abortion clinics to halt abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to save masks and other personal protective equipment.

The warning from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applies to all licensed health care facilities and professionals, including abortion clinics and abortion doctors.

Paxton says he is enforcing an order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who on Saturday said “all licensed health care professionals and all licensed health care facilities shall postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary.”

“We must work together as Texans to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that our healthcare professionals and facilities have all the resources they need to fight the virus at this time,”

Paxton said in a statement. “No one is exempt from the governor’s executive order on medically unnecessary surgeries and procedures, including abortion providers. Those who violate the governor’s order will be met with the full force of the law.”

Paxton’s website says the governor’s order applies to routine dermatological, ophthalmological, and dental procedures, as well as “orthopedic surgeries or any type of abortion that is not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother.”

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Source: Christian Headlines