Uptick in abortions expected in midst of coronavirus crisis

Friday, March 20, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

abortion utensilsAmericans are being encouraged to support pro-life programs in spite of the coronavirus.

People across the U.S. have been busy going to grocery stores and the like, purchasing supplies and products to be ready, if needed, should they be instructed to hunker down at home and self-quarantine. But Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League tells OneNewsNow that some people are responding to the problem in another way.

"People are also going to the pharmacy for pregnancy tests right now and getting positive tests, after losing hours at work or after losing their jobs or just having uncertainty about the future," he predicts. "And that's going to tip the scales, for some people, in favor of getting an abortion."

Scheidler, Eric (Pro-Life Action League)According to Scheidler, that has occurred previously during weakened economic times. Yet there is tremendous need for people to continue to support the increased demands on pro-life organizations to save those babies, he explains.

"So that means continuing to make contributions to pro-life organizations; [and] that means continuing the 40 Days for Life campaigns – and especially [continuing] sidewalk counseling," he emphasizes. "I think we're going to see a real uptick at the abortion facilities in about 4 to 6 weeks' time as this abortion impact, that decision to consider abortion, begins to play out."

In the meantime, Scheidler is calling on the Church as a whole to pray that women considering abortion will seek counsel to keep their babies, not terminate their lives. The coronavirus will eventually subside, he says – and America will get back to normal.

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