In a press release, the Florida Voice for the Unborn group has asked Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) to issue a cease and desist order to all Florida abortion facilities.
Other states in the U.S. have issued similar cease and desist orders and have drawn criticism for doing so.
In the press release, the group asks for the order to be made “to bring them into compliance with Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-72.” However, the group makes it very clear “that these places of death need to be closed today,” and they announced that they have “begun a grassroots e-mail campaign” with the goal of getting the Florida Attorney General to call for the centers to close down.
Andrew Shirvell, the Founder & Executive Director of Florida Voice for the Unborn, makes the case that “the governor’s executive order prohibits all elective medical procedures during the coronavirus emergency so that precious medical resources can be conserved.”
He detailed that “surgical abortions, as well as chemical abortions, are clearly elective procedures.” Taking this into account, he concludes, “Florida abortion facilities are now prohibited from offering, performing, or advertising abortions.”