The U.S. government and each of the 50 states are laser-focused on the task at hand: Making sure that our cities and communities don’t look like Italy, Spain, Iran, or China in the days and weeks to come. It’s all hands on deck for the deadly coronavirus, the public health hazard it represents, and the economic doom it could wreak on our financial systems and our major industries.

Somehow, though, certain left-wing groups think this is a time for pushing their politics. Chief among those groups are pro-abortion organizations who are worried (of all things) that the spread of COVID-19 could prevent people from terminating their unborn babies in a timely, affordable manner.

“We do not support COVID-19 responses that cancel or delay abortion procedures,” announced the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. “Community-based and hospital-based clinicians should consider collaboration to ensure abortion access is not compromised during this time.”

Right. We’re so concerned that we may run out of hospital beds that we’re turning Carnival cruise ships into floating medical facilities, we’re pressuring unrelated factories to start working on ventilator production, and we’re shutting down entire cities to stop the spread of the virus. But yes, in the midst of all this, we have to make sure our national abortion industry doesn’t miss a beat.

“Abortion is provided for almost one in five pregnancies in the United States, as part of the continuum of pregnancy care. It is an essential health service,” said The National Abortion Foundation. “An individual and family decide to end a pregnancy for a complex constellation of reasons that include the impact of pregnancy and birth on their health, ability to work, and strained economic circumstances. These are conditions that do not go away—and are likely heightened—in pandemic conditions. Denying or deferring abortion care places an immediate burden on patients, their families, and the health system, and can have profound and lasting consequences.”

Consequences like…life? Yeah, we suppose you could refer to that as “lasting and profound.”

Also, it is unreal to see abortion referred to as part of “the continuum of pregnancy care.” We guess this is true from a certain point of view, though. Kinda like dying from cancer can be part of the continuum of a human life. Don’t see too many people out there defending cancer, though. Certainly not entire foundations.

Instead of remaining focused on the #1 priority, which should be getting through this crisis as a nation, leftist groups are scared sick that their pet causes will be forgotten in the meantime. We should all remember how callously ideological they remained, even during a national emergency.