World Health Organization: Abortion Is ‘Essential’ During Coronavirus Pandemic

WHO Dir Gen. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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by Mary Margaret Olohan

 

Abortion is considered an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said in a statement Saturday.

The WHO said in its statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation that “services related to reproductive health are considered to be part of essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak.”

“Women’s choices and rights to sexual and reproductive health care should be respected, irrespective of whether or not she has a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection,” WHO said in the statement.

The statement also said that “sexual and reproductive health care is integral to universal health coverage and achieving the right to health.”

“This includes contraception, quality health care during and after pregnancy and childbirth, and safe abortion to the full extent of the law,” the organization added, noting that the WHO provides both global technology and policy guidance to WHO members “on the use of contraception to prevent unintended pregnancy, safe abortion, and treatment of complications from unsafe abortion.”

Governors and health departments across the United States have issued decisions on whether or not abortions are considered essential services. Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Indiana and Iowa as well as the governor of Mississippi declared abortions non-essential and banned these procedures to preserve PPE for fighting coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon, Hawaii and Virginia — all states that have banned elective medical procedures — deemed abortions essential during the outbreak.

There have been 1,172,692 cases of the coronavirus worldwide as of Saturday afternoon, and 62,823 people have died from the virus.

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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus” by WHO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  3. Horatio Bunce

    It is essential because the WHO’s goals are those of their original founders: less humans on the earth by various methods. See the 1974 Kissinger report to Richard Nixon and the 1972 Rockefeller Commission report that preceded it at NSSM200 dot com.
    These people are evil and have sponsored the current Gates Plague Plandemic.

  4. Kevin

    The USA needs to immediately withdraw from the United Nations, raze that building on the lower east side of Manhattan, and in it’s place, raise a monument to all of the lives saved!

    The UN and the WHO are shameless puppets for the “one world order” masters who want Trump, the US, and free people across the globe, to fail.

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