NJRTL Executive Director Marie Tasy issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order today halting all elective procedures except abortion.
Governor Murphy’s Executive Order exempting abortion during this global pandemic defies logic and is highly irresponsible. 97% of all abortions are elective procedures. Both our state and nation are rightfully lamenting and tracking the daily loss of human lives from COVID-19 and taking extraordinary measures to flatten the curve. Vital medical supplies and precious resources which already are in short supply need to be preserved for our hospitals and health care workers to be able to fight against COVID-19.
We call on Governor Murphy to reverse this action immediately so that valuable resources can instead be utilized for urgent health care needs that will actually help save human lives and mitigate human suffering.