Abortion ‘Essential,’ Churches ‘Not Essential’ (May 30)

Even in a pandemic, the battle over abortion in the United States is fierce. Abortion businesses have pushed to be recognized as essential services, and Planned Parenthood has applied for federal relief funds — but the Trump administration is resisting. Register Reporter Lauretta Brown brings us the story. And as states all across America are re-opening, controversy continues to swirl around the question of why, in some places, churches are not considered essential. We talk with Montse Alvarado, executive director of Becket.