Update March 23: Attorney General Ken Paxton affirms that abortion facilities must immediately stop all elective abortions
The State of Texas has halted most abortions under a new statewide order to conserve medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. Pro-Life Texans have been appalled that the abortion industry has continued killing preborn children during the outbreak while statewide and local orders have recommended they close. Furthermore, the abortion industry has been consuming and hoarding medical supplies that are in desperate need around the state including masks, gloves, and other protective gear for medical professionals.
The new executive order by Governor Greg Abbott will stop all surgical elective abortions until 11:59 p.m. on April 21, 2020, unless otherwise ordered. According to the state’s latest data, this could save 2,868 lives, which equates to 66% of abortions in Texas for the month.
Texas Right to Life is grateful that the loss of life during the COVID-19 outbreak will be decreased thanks to the halt in abortions. We call on the State of Texas to expand the order to include chemical abortions as well.