Planned Parenthood Loses Social Media Battle Over Aborted Baby Sales on Facebook, Twitter

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Aug 25, 2015   |   6:14PM   |   Washington, DC

On July 14th, The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released the first of eight videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting business. The first video was watched by nearly three million people and initiated 12 state investigations into the organization. The sequel videos revealed the abortion company’s complete disregard for human life and interest in procuring “fully intact human cadavers” by performing altered abortion procedures on babies in the final four months of pregnancy.

Now, an analysis from a market research company called NetBase Inc., shows that “net sentiment” toward Planned Parenthood has turned “decisively negative.” The Washington Times reports that the abortion company is losing the social media war even though network television coverage of the videos has been minimal.

The analysis from NetBase found the following information: “PP’s Average net sentiment for the three months leading up the release of the first video was +62; as of August 20, 2015, PP’s sentiments stands at -26.” Since July, conversations about the abortion giant have “exploded on social media,” with 121,661 mentions in the first 24 hours after the first video was released, compared to nearly 4,500 daily mentions in the three months prior to the release. This is an increase of 2,600 percent.

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The report also found that the hashtags, #PPSellsBabyParts and #DefundPP, were used 965,479 times, while #StandwithPP and #SupportPP were only used 271,925. The analysis said, “In the three months preceding the release of the first video, the ratio of positive to negative comments about PP averaged. In the week following the release of the first video negative comments surpassed positive ones with a ratio of 3:2.” Finally, the analysis shows that the mentions were almost evenly divided among male and female Twitter users, and social media peaked with the release of the fifth video.

As LifeNews previously reported, in one video from CMP, Planned Parenthood executive Mary Gatter refers to a “less crunchy technique” for obtaining fetal organs and jokes about buying a Lamborghini from her harvesting profits. In another, Planned Parenthood’s research director for the Gulf Coast region, Melissa Farrell, said, “If we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, we can make it part of the budget that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. It’s all just a matter of line items.”

Additionally, some of the most recent footage from CMP shows Planned Parenthood’s employees discussing ways to break the law to obtain organs; harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive; and includes the testimony of former StemExpress procurement technician Holly O’Donnell.

In light of all this information, it is not surprising that Planned Parenthood is losing support on social media, but hopefully people will convert their outrage into action and urge lawmakers to de-fund the abortion giant. It is also critical that Americans vote for pro-life politicians in the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.


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