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The Digital Censorship of the Pro-Life Movement

Updated: May 6, 2021

Have you heard the shocking report that the popular social media site Pinterest has banned a major pro-life organization from using its platform?

An anonymous whistleblower at Pinterest revealed this recent purposeful banning of Live Action, citing a possible reason being the fact that “Live Action is effective” in the abortion debate.

Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action, came to the same conclusion.

"Pinterest demonstrates a concerted effort to sideline a leading pro-life organization the only way they knew how," she said. "This does not appear to be a simple mistake.”

Sadly, this is not the first time we’ve witnessed a major social media platform attempting to censor the pro-life movement. Live Action and other prominent figures in the pro-life movement have also been banned from running ads on Twitter.

Four years ago, Live Action reported that Twitter had banned their account from running any ads. When asked why, “Live Action noted Twitter called its pro-life messages ‘offensive and inflammatory.'” Yet Twitter continues to allow Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion organizations the opportunity to run ads on its platform freely.

In the midst of this blatant bias against pro-life beliefs (not to mention, an outrageous attack on free speech!), a natural response would be to abstain from using social media and to boycott these pro-choice platforms.

But is that the best response? Will that really help the pro-life movement continue to grow and gain momentum?

The answer is no. Despite these growing attempts to censor the movement, we must continue to speak out, whenever and wherever we can! Especially in the digital realm.

Today’s tech-driven world means that more and more people are receiving their news and information online. That means that the pro-life movement must continue to forge ahead and speak out for unborn babies – in our local communities, our churches, in front of our elected officials, and yes, on social media!



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