YouTube Bashed Again for Removing Another Pro-Life Video Exposing Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 11, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

YouTube Bashed Again for Removing Another Pro-Life Video Exposing Abortion

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 11
, 2008

Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) — The popular video sharing web site YouTube is the subject of criticism again for removing a pro-life video exposing abortion. In this new case, YouTube took down a video from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society showing an abortion center that was investigated for illegally dumping medical waste.

The video also showed the remains of babies who were victimized by abortion and thrown by staff at the Women’s Advisory abortion business into the dumpster behind the facility.

The pro-life group obtained the bodies of the babies and gave them a proper burial in a special religious ceremony two weeks ago.

Monica Migliorino Miller, the director of the Detroit-area pro-life group, talked with LifeNews.com about the YouTube problems.

"Today I received notice from YouTube that our video of the Women’s Advisory abortion clinic bio-hazard waste and the remains of the aborted babies found in their trash dumpster has been removed," she said.

"This was a movie that CPLS took on the evening of April 12 as we searched through the trash dumpster of the Women’s Advisory abortion clinic located in Livonia, Michigan," she added.

Miller told LifeNews.com that YouTube informed her it removed the video because it violated their "community guidelines" and gave no other explanation for taking it down.

"I emailed YouTube and requested an explanation — my hunch is that the video was removed because it shows the actual remains of the aborted babies just as we took them out of the trash dumpster bags," she said.

Miller also suspects abortion advocates of complaining to YouTube about the content.

The news of the YouTube censorship in this Michigan case follows the restoration of a video from the Population Research Institute exposing a pro-abortion documentary after a wave of complaints from pro-life advocates.

The video shows Carlos Polo, a pro-life advocate in Latin America affiliated with the Population Research Institute, in conversation with pro-abortion activist Eve Reinhardt.

Reinhardt had obtained an interview with Polo, who is based in Peru, by assuring him that she was impartial and balanced.

Polo, however, discovered that she was affiliated very closely with a pro-abortion documentary project called The Decency Gap. He brought his own cameraman to the interview and confronted Reinhardt, accusing her of deliberately misleading him.

Shortly after posting the video, the web site for The Decency Gap vanished, and YouTube removed the video citing vague "terms of use violations" as their reason for the censorship.


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