Coronavirus pandemic prompts government to pass abortion laws
In times of mass panic in the United States, the governments of Maryland, Texas, Mississippi and Ohio decided to pass laws in a hugger-mugger way that had been dreamed of for years. While all the forces of the healthcare system have been thrown to the aid of patients with coronavirus, lawmakers and officials decide that abortions are “not essential medical services”.
Now that the death toll is increasing every minute and Americans are focusing on counting the victims, various states are able to limit their citizens ’constitutional rights to buy firearms and to have abortions.
“Abortion clinics in Texas sued to halt the ban, and in Ohio, where the order was less clear, they argue they’re already complying since abortions fall under the essential category. Clinics are backed up by leading OB-GYN doctor groups, which saw this attack coming and specified on March 18, “Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible,”” reports Jacobin.
Against the backdrop of the abolition of abortion clinics, the rest came up with a way to consult online, but even this loophole, in some states, was banned.
“Pandemic-safe provision of pill abortions is hampered all over the country by the FDA’s REMS requirement. Without it, you could call a doctor or clinic, they could write a prescription and call it in to your pharmacy, and then you could get the pills from there or even have them mailed to you,” reports Jacobin.