Washington D.C., Apr 2, 2020 / 15:00 pm
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has disputed Planned Parenthood's claim that the state targeted abortion clinics in an order prohibiting non-essential medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.
Interview an interview that will air Thursday on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, Paxton said that the abortion provider was itself demanding special treatment in a legal challenge to the executive issued last month by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
Abbott issued the executive order (GA 09) on March 22, halting non-essential surgeries and medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to free up resources and medical personnel to treat COVID patients.
Abbott clarified that the order would apply to "any type of abortion that is not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother."