Abortion Activists Applaud Twitter for Censoring Pro-Life Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood

Twitter blocks Blackburn campaign from promoting video due to statement about ‘baby body parts

"I'm 100 percent pro-life". Bob Corker's seat, posted a campaign video last Thursday in which she she slammed Planned Parenthood for selling "baby body parts".

The creators of the video allege Planned Parenthood sells the tissue, but a number of state investigations have failed to find any evidence of that.

Twitter referenced the "baby body parts" line in its initial decision, but said in a statement Tuesday that they would allow the campaign ad on its platform.

"I'm being censored for telling the truth", Blackburn wrote to supporters Monday in a fundraising email.
"Twitter has shut down my announcement video advertising".

The social media platform then told Blackburn that all she has to do is take out the pro-life part and they would allow her to pay to promote the ad, as they do for other political campaigns. After spending almost $1.6 million in taxpayer funds, the report produced by the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives previous year made scientifically dubious accusations about the value of fetal tissue research, and recommended that the government defund Planned Parenthood, and enact other anti-abortion measures.

Democrats alleged that the GOP investigation had found no wrongdoing and wasted taxpayers' money in an abusive investigation.

Blackburn is referencing a misleading line of attack conservatives used against Planned Parenthood in 2015, falsely claiming the women's health care provider was profiting from the sale of fetal tissue research. Fetal tissue research has strong backing among scientists for its value in studying Down syndrome, eye disease and other problems. "When I talked about our legislative accomplishments to stop the sale of baby body parts, they responded by calling our ad "inflammatory" and 'negative'". Most people who have been bombarded with Twitter accounts featuring swastikas and hammer-and-sickles over the past year-and-a-half are likely to find it extraordinary that an ad offering a traditional critique of the abortion industry should be especially incendiary to a sales team. Many believe these media giants show a strong liberal bias. It may even help the arguments on the left and right about regulating tech behemoths like Twitter, Google, and Facebook as public utilities gain traction.

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