NEW ORLEANS – According to eyewitnesses, a New Orleans EMS team arrived at Women’s Health Care Center at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, and a patient, obviously in pain, was taken by stretcher from the outpatient abortion facility.
Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individual for a full and speedy recovery."
Clapper continued, "The governor's pandemic health order requiring the postponing of non-emergency surgeries was partly designed to prevent additional patients at hospitals during the fight against COVID-19. Yesterday's apparent complication at the New Orleans abortion facility from an elective, non-emergency abortion harms that goal. The abortion facilities' decisions to disregard state orders continues to jeopardize the public health. We continue to urge Gov. Edwards to issue clear directives to the abortion facilities to postpone all non-emergency procedures and to hold them accountable for their blatant disregard for state policy."