Senators Blast Facebook for Using Abortionists to “Factcheck” and Censor Pro-Lifers

National   Steven Ertelt   Sep 11, 2019   |   11:23AM    Washington, DC

Four Republican members of the United States Senate today sent a  letter to Facebook blasting the social media giant for censoring pro-life content and using two abortionists to “factcheck” pro-life posts.

As LifeNews reported, Facebook has falsely tagged as “false news” a post from the pro-life group LiveAction saying that abortion is not medically necessary. Facebook’s factchecking mechanism, which deemed Live Action content “inaccurate,” relies on two abortionists, Daniel Grossman and Robyn Schickler, who obviously disagree with LiveAction’s position that the direct killing of a child is never medically necessary.

Responding to that pro-abortion censorship, Senators Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz, Mike Braun and Kevin Cramer have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg condemning the censorship of Live Action, and demanding an immediate correction.

The letter notes that the medical science behind the fact that abortion is not medically necessary is a “widely-held view” and it blasts Facebook for calling its abortionist factcheckers “certified” and “nonpartisan.”

“Your company, like Twitter, Google, Pinterest and so many of the other major social media firms in Silicon Valley, has repeatedly been presented with evidence of bias against those with conservative viewpoints, especially on the issue of abortion,” the letter reads.

 

In a statement to LifeNews.com, Live Action president Lila Rose thanked the pro-life lawmakers fr standing up for her group’s free speech rights and for accurate medical science.

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“Thank you to Sens. Hawley, Cramer, Cruz and Braun for their leadership in condemning Facebook’s decision to make two abortionists the arbiters of the national debate on abortion,” she said. “Thousands of medical professionals hold the position that abortion – the intentional and direct killing of a child in the womb – is never medically necessary, and that the medical community should see both mother and child as patients.”

“Facebook’s attack against me and Live Action is an attack on the entire pro-life community. The platform should be a place for the free exchange of ideas, not one where only pro-abortion arguments are allowed,” Rose added.

She told LifeNews that Live Action has asked Facebook to rectify this situation by rescinding their fact-check, sending a new notification to all users about the change, and apologizing, as well as reforming their “fact-check” process.”

Since Facebook’s decision to censor Live Action and Lila Rose, the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNS, an association of over 2,500 board-certified OB-GYNS, have condemned Facebook’s actions.