Radio Station Censors Pro-Life Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood After Abortion Advocates Complain

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jan 13, 2017   |   5:36PM   |   Washington, DC

A pro-life group says a Washington, D.C. radio station pulled its ad exposing Planned Parenthood’s abortion atrocities this week after receiving complaints from abortion activists.

Earlier this week, Susan B. Anthony List launched a new campaign to expose Planned Parenthood’s profit-driven, abortion-centered practices in an effort to encourage U.S. Congress to defund the abortion group. The campaign includes paid radio and digital ads in the Washington, D.C. area.

Just a day after announcing the campaign, the pro-life group learned that WTOP News Radio in Washington, D.C. pulled its radio ads.

“One of the surest signs that a policy message like ours is effective is its opponents’ pushing to silence it,” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said. “This regrettable response to our radio spot on one of the lead topics in the current national debate is shameful for a First Amendment institution like WTOP.”

Dannenfelser continued: “Planned Parenthood speaks boldly of its pride in performing more abortions than any other entity in the United States and packaging the body parts of these aborted children for profitable use. These are the facts, however uncomfortable they may be for some to hear. Rest assured that SBA List will continue to unveil and champion the truth about Planned Parenthood, no matter what they and their allies do to suppress the reality behind their public masks.”

The ad on WTOP exposed Planned Parenthood as America’s largest abortion business and told listeners that it performed nearly 1 million abortions in the past three years.

“Its executives were caught on tape bragging about selling baby body parts. Under federal investigation, Planned Parenthood spent 30 million last election on political activism, not women’s healthcare,” the ad continues.

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It concludes with an appeal to Congress to defund Planned Parenthood and redirect tax dollars to community health centers that provide comprehensive care to women, not abortions.

Susan B. Anthony List told supporters that Planned Parenthood learned about the ad, and abortion activists quickly demanded that WTOP take the paid spot off the air.

“Planned Parenthood thinks they will win through lies and bullying. But together, we will prove them wrong,” Dannenfelser said in an email to supporters.

The abortion chain could lose up to half a billion taxpayer dollars if a defunding bill passes Congress. On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate took the first step toward that goal by passing a budget resolution bill.

President-elect Donald Trump said he would sign such a bill.

During the campaign, Trump said, “I am committed to defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions and reallocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.”

There is public support for the defunding effort as well. A recent poll by Susan B. Anthony List found that a majority of voters in battleground states oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Action: Contact WTOP Radio here.