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Massachusetts Bans ‘Non-Essential’ Procedures Like Colonoscopies, Knee Replacements, Allows Abortions


Massachusetts hospitals may not perform “nonessential” procedures like colonoscopies or knee replacements, but they may continue to perform abortions.

Massachusetts Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality director Elizabeth Kelley released a March 15 memorandum explaining that all procedures which are “nonessential, elective invasive” procedures will be postponed or canceled while Massachusetts is under a state of emergency, according to MassLive.

“Terminating a pregnancy is not considered a nonessential, elective invasive procedure for the purpose of this guidance,” the memorandum said. “However, the ultimate decision is based on clinical judgment by the caring physician.”

Her clarification comes after the public health commissioner ordered doctors to cancel all nonessential procedures March 10.

Nonessential procedures, according to Kelley’s memorandum, include any procedures involving skin incisions, injections into “a joint body space or body cavity,” hip replacement or knee replacement, colonoscopies, bronchoscopies, kidney tube placements, invasive radiology procedures, most dermatology procedures, eye implants, tooth extractions, sound wave treatment to break down kidney stones, endometrial biopsy, and more.

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that “we’re all adjusting to these circumstances, but I think it’s important to remember why,” according to MassLive.

“Our public health professionals believe by taking these serious actions now, we can mitigate the spread of coronavirus and help protect our most vulnerable population,” Baker added.

Neither Massachusetts Department of Health nor Baker responded to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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  2. J GB – “Ketchup” Kerry and Fauxcahontas ARE abortions which SHOULD have been aborted. The real question is why Massachusetts didn’t have them killed, either before birth or “compassionately” shortly thereafter. They must have slipped under the radar!

  3. Massachusetts: “We don’t care if you’re crippled, in debilitating pain, or blinded; killing people is our priority and primary state responsibility!”

  4. Oh sure! put you in jail for more than 10 people in a certain area, BUT go ahead, and kill a baby. It is a baby…read a bible. God knows you BEFORE you are even in the womb.

  5. Minnesota too has banned non essential treatments and surgeries so doctors may focus on the Wuhan Virus.

    What next?

  6. What a Travesty Massachusetts has evolved to. John Kerry, Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren and now the Abortion State.

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