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Cancer Surgeries are Being Delayed, But Planned Parenthood Complains It Canít Kill More Babies
Life News ^ | April 2, 2020 | Dave Andrusko

Posted on 04/02/2020 1:27:11 PM PDT by Morgana

As NRL News Today readers are keenly aware, pro-abortionists are incensed that in prioritizing their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governors in a number of states have issued orders that have properly concluded that elective—elective with a capital “E”—abortions are not “essential medical care.”

To Planned Parenthood, NARAL, etc. every abortion is, by definition, essential. Thus, any governor, such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who “justly prioritizes supplies and personal protective equipment for the medical professionals in need” (as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said), must be demonized.

Enter Planned Parenthood’s acting president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson. McGill Johnson slammed a 5th U.S, Circuit Court of Appeals panel which actually did no more than refuse to stay Gov. Abbott’s Executive Order while the pro-abortionists’ challenge winds its way through the court system.

Here are two of her tweets:

“How heartless do you have to be to go to extraordinary measures to take away people’s health care?”

McGill Johnson tweeted this in response to this Paxton tweet:

UPDATE: Victory at 5th Circuit – Abortion ruling stayed! https://twitter.com/TXAG/status/1245011573351034882

McGill Johnson’s subsequent tweet went even further:

Devastating. No other form of health care is being targeted this way—only abortion #AbortionisEssential

To state the obvious, this is not true.

McGill Johnson both begs the question (whether abortion truly is “health care”) and conflates this declaration with her definition that abortion as “essential health care.”

ELECTIVE abortions are not being singled out. They are not being performed because these abortion are not essential. As we fight the COVID-19 virus, many medical services not deemed essential are not being performed.

Consider this from the Associated Press:

Some cancer surgeries are being delayed, many stent procedures for clogged arteries have been pushed back and infertility specialists were asked to postpone helping patients get pregnant. Doctors in virtually every field are scrambling to alter care as the new coronavirus spreads.

Micaiah Bilger succinctly put it this way: “These are important health care procedures; they help save lives and relieve pain, but they are being delayed so that hospitals have more beds, equipment and staff to treat people suffering from the virus.”

So, Attorney General Paxton could not possibly be more spot on when he says,

“For years, abortion has been touted as a ‘choice’ by the same groups now attempting to claim that it is an essential procedure…All Texans must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. My office will continue to defend Governor Abbott’s Order to ensure that supplies and personal protective gear reach the hardworking medical professionals who need it the most during this health crisis.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; cancer; prolife
This sucks.
1 posted on 04/02/2020 1:27:11 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

ABORTION IS NOT HEALTHCARE.

NEVER WILL BE.


2 posted on 04/02/2020 1:28:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

“How heartless do you have to be to go to extraordinary measures to take away people’s health care?”

Just like a Democrat. Turning killing babies into something it that sounds good.


3 posted on 04/02/2020 1:37:21 PM PDT by antidemoncrat (uff)
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To: Morgana

Democrats only believe in one thing . . . destroying life one baby at a time in order to insure that Muslims outnumber Americans at some future date. It is inevitable, folks.


4 posted on 04/02/2020 1:50:14 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: Morgana
Well, babies don’t wait and Democrats gotta kill.
5 posted on 04/02/2020 1:51:53 PM PDT by Chgogal (Wuhan Virus, Chinese Virus, Kung Fu Virus - Wuhan Chinese Kung Fu Virus aka CCP virus.)
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To: Morgana

There’s going to be Hell to pay for abortionists at some point. It’s just a matter of time. I believe that from the bottom of my heart.

God will not be mocked.


6 posted on 04/02/2020 2:09:30 PM PDT by Bullish (Covfefe Happens)
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To: Morgana

Planned Genocide wants us to believe ripping a living child out of its mother isn’t murder.

Abortion is murder


7 posted on 04/02/2020 2:24:17 PM PDT by Gasshog (The Silver Lining to the Black Cloud of Liberalism agenda always comes back to bite them in the ass!)
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To: Morgana

Women have to go to hospitals to deliver babies all through this crisis. They put themselves and their babies at risk, or face the prospect of delivering at home.

Perhaps Planned Parenthood facilities should be re-purposed as Birthing Centers for the duration of this emergency. They are, typically, isolated from other medical facilities, so there would be a much lower risk of infection than you would see in a COVID-19 over-run hospital.


8 posted on 04/02/2020 2:28:01 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Call it Winnie-the-Flu)
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To: Morgana

Clinging to the Culture of Death with their last breath.


9 posted on 04/02/2020 2:50:21 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Morgana

My knee replacement surgery got postponed, too.


10 posted on 04/02/2020 3:05:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Bullish

**There’s going to be Hell to pay for abortionists at some point. It’s just a matter of time.**

Do you think that is happening with corona?


11 posted on 04/02/2020 3:07:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

" "So, Attorney General Paxton could not possibly be more spot on when he says,

“For years, abortion has been touted as a ‘choice’ by the same groups now attempting to claim that it is an essential procedure…All Texans must work together to stop the spread of COVID-19. My office will continue to defend Governor Abbott’s Order to ensure that supplies and personal protective gear reach the hardworking medical professionals who need it the most during this health crisis.” "

A 'choice' as in 'pro-choice' automatically implies non-essential since essential means no choice is permitted/allowed for the procedure as in a procedure resulting from a serious accident entails.

12 posted on 04/02/2020 5:16:35 PM PDT by egfowler3 (Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump)
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To: Morgana
I hope there are some medically savvy Freepers reading this thread.

My wife was scheduled to have three 3-week chemo sessions, followed by surgery to remove tumors, followed by another three 3-week chemo sessions. She has metastatic ovarian cancer.

We learned yesterday that the surgery must be postponed due to hospital availability issues and that she is otherwise ready for surgery. The chemo sessions will continue until she has had all six. Then the surgery, if not performed earlier, will happen.

I expected that chemo would be used to "clean up" any cancer cells remaining after surgery. I don't understand how the last step in her treatment can be surgery.

I welcome comments from anybody who is knowledgeable about this.

13 posted on 04/02/2020 5:40:18 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Every case is different, but as a rule, with ovarian cancer they first go in and do a total hysterectomy, take everything out then you do the chemo sessions. After that they do a second look surgery to look at everything and see if there is any evidence of disease.

It sounds like they want to do half the chemo on your wife first to try to contain/shrink the tumors then go in and remove everything and then finish the chemo.


14 posted on 04/02/2020 7:25:28 PM PDT by Tareli (Vote Trump 2016!)
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To: Tareli
"... and then finish the chemo."

Yes, that was the original plan. Now, however, due to problems with our overburdened medical system, the surgery has been postponed. The plan now leaves open the possibility that all of the six chemo cycles will be completed first and then the surgery will take place.

My question is, is it reasonable to expect the efforts of a surgeon to remove the last cancerous cells in the body or is that so much more likely to succeed with chemo that the surgery should always be followed by one or more chemo cycles?

15 posted on 04/02/2020 11:18:48 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: William Tell

Your immune system becomes so compromised with chemo how in the hell will your body heal itself if surgery is AFTER chemo!!


16 posted on 04/02/2020 11:22:28 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: Trump Girl Kit Cat
"... how in the hell will your body heal itself if surgery is AFTER chemo!!"

One part of the answer is that the chemo cocktail gets modified in preparation for surgery. Specifically, the ingredient that inhibits the formation of new vascular structures is removed from the chemo. Another part of the answer is that the patient must wait sufficiently long for the chemo itself to leave the body; perhaps 3 to six weeks. Finally, specific drugs are added which encourage the rebuilding of the immune system.

So, there are specific steps taken to permit surgery after some chemo has been given. But are there steps one can take to permit the lack of chemo after surgery?

So my question remains; is surgery ever the last step in cancer therapy? I know it wasn't in mine. I was on a targetted drug for over four years.

17 posted on 04/03/2020 12:19:36 AM PDT by William Tell
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