Pro-life advocates can expect more censorship from one of the largest websites on the internet starting Thursday.
YouTube just announced a new global policy to remove “false” and harmful abortion content, including videos that mention infertility and breast cancer as potential risks of abortion, according to Axios.
The website, which is owned by Google, also plans to remove content promoting dangerous do-it-yourself abortion methods and establish a new panel to “provide additional context to viewers on abortion-related videos,” CNN reports.
In a statement, YouTube explained the reason for its new policy, “We believe it’s important to connect people to content from authoritative sources regarding health topics, and we continuously review our policies and products as real world events unfold.”
The problem is that many who control the spread of information, including traditional news outlets, websites and pro-abortion politicians, only view pro-abortion sources as authoritative, and sometimes not even them when their research contradicts the abortion industry’s narrative on issues like fetal pain. Meanwhile, studies that do not fit the narrative, whether conducted by pro-life researchers or not, get ignored.
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YouTube, CNN and others claim it is “false” to say infertility and breast cancer are abortion risks, but numerous studies indicate otherwise.
For example, a 2011 study in the journal “Health Care for Women International” found an increased risk of breast cancer in Armenian women who had induced abortions.
At the time, Karen Malec of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, said she was not surprised by the findings because “54 of 67 epidemiological studies since 1957 report an abortion-breast cancer link (not counting biological and experimental evidence).”
A dozen different studies by medical researchers in India between 2008 and 2013 similarly found links between abortions and an increased risk of breast cancer in women. Studies from China, Bangladesh, Iran, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey and Mexico show similar results.
In a 2016 presentation, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, a breast cancer surgeon in New Jersey and expert on the abortion-breast cancer link, pointed to 34 statistically significant studies that support the link between abortion and an increased breast cancer risk.
“How do people deny the link between abortion and breast cancer risks? There is sort of a willful ignorance. … They don’t connect the dots,” Lanfranchi said at the time.
Other evidence links abortion to an increased risk of infertility.
A 1991 study in the “British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology” revealed that women with a history of abortion had a 1.5-1.7 times higher risk of ectopic pregnancy than women who had previously carried a pregnancy to term.
Another study, “Post-Abortal Endometritis and Isolation of Chlamydia Trachomatis,” published in the medical journal “Obstetrics and Gynecology” in 1986, found that not only is it possible to contract endometritis from an abortion, but also that the risk is higher for teenagers. According to the study, teenagers are 2.5 times more likely than women 20-29 to acquire endometritis following an abortion.
A number of studies also have linked abortions to increased risks of future preterm births and miscarriages. One 2006 British study found that women who have an abortion run at a 60-percent higher risk of having a miscarriage in a subsequent pregnancy, LifeNews previously reported.
In 2014, Life Issues Institute shared the heartbreaking stories of several post-abortive women who were unable to have more children after their abortions. They deserved to know about potential abortion risks; instead, they experienced double the heartbreak knowing that the only children who they ever conceived were aborted.
Even the website for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, mentions that abortion risks include “infection and injury to the cervix, uterus or other organs.” Such infections and injuries can cause infertility.
Despite the evidence, pro-life advocates continually have been targets of censorship by big tech platforms like YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Earlier this week, Heartbeat International said Facebook removed its Abortion Pill Reversal information page without warning, claiming it violated the company’s community standards.