Abortion Activists Campaign for Twitter to Censor Pro-Life Accounts

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Sep 27, 2018   |   5:05PM   |   Washington, DC

A pro-abortion advocacy group is urging Twitter to censor pro-lifers, including prominent pro-life female leaders who are dedicated to exposing the horrific truth of the abortion industry.

Reproaction, a pro-abortion activist group, recently launched a petition calling on the social media site to censor pro-life content, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Specifically, the pro-abortion group attacked a situation involving leading pro-life Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. In 2017, Blackburn, who is running for U.S. Senate, tried to run an ad on Twitter about her leadership in the investigation of Planned Parenthood and its baby body parts harvesting practices. Twitter blocked the ad because of Blackburn’s use of the term “baby body parts,” but public outcry prompted the site to reverse its decision.

“Stop bending to the will of anti-abortion leaders who seek to spread lies and misinformation,” the Reproaction petition reads. “Stop the spread of pro-life lies.”

According to the report:

The controversy led a Twitter official to apologize to Blackburn during a July House Judiciary Committee hearing on social media bias.

Reproaction said the company was wrong to apologize to the Republican congresswoman. It wants social media sites to apply the ban on Blackburn to other pro-life arguments and activists. Ads like Blackburn’s should be purged from Twitter as “dangerous rhetoric” prohibited under the site’s ban on “ads making misleading or deceptive claims,” according to Reproaction.

… Reproaction did not return requests for comment about the petition and how many supporters it had received. The group paid Twitter to promote a Tweet advertising the campaign.

SIGN THE PETITION! Attention Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube: Stop Censoring Pro-Lifers

The pro-abortion group, whose mission includes “increasing abortion access,” claims pro-life groups “outright lie about abortion” in their Twitter ads. It claims the social media site’s decision to reinstate Blackburn’s ad violates its policy against “misleading or deceptive claims.”

The petition isn’t surprising. For decades, abortion activists have been trying to censor and silence pro-life advocates in myriad ways. From buffer zones and social media campaigns to blame games and threats, vandalism and other violence, pro-abortion groups and individuals have been trying to keep pro-lifers from speaking the truth about unborn babies and the violence of abortion.