Live Action has come under the scrutiny of Twitter’s advertising “policies” and it doesn’t look good.
The pro-life news platform recently tried to run advertisements on Twitter, but their ad was denied because their tweets are considered by Twitter to be inflammatory. The ad in question simply called people to stand for the dignity and value of unborn children. Super controversial, right?
Instead of approving the ad, Twitter instead responded that before Live Action could run advertising on the platform they must first delete all of their tweets deemed “offensive.”
What are these offensive tweets? See for yourself below:
Rather than being offensive or inflammatory, these tweets raise important questions. Should truth (or what could be true) really be censored because we don’t like it? Are we willing to let the blood of 3,000 innocent human beings every day stay on our hands because we wouldn’t question the ethics of abortion its main provider, Planned Parenthood.
What if Planned Parenthood is wrong? Are we allowed to ask that question? After all the media silencing and censoring in an effort to promote the message that Planned Parenthood stands for women’s health care, what if they don’t?
The evidence points to the fact that Planned Parenthood doesn’t actually care about women’s health care:
- It’s not health care if 64% of women who have abortions feel pressured by others to do so.
- It’s not health care if 84% of women who have abortions received insufficient counseling prior to their abortion.
- It’s not health care if women who have abortions are 160% more likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital than delivering mothers.
- It’s not health care if women who have abortions are 81% more likely to experience mental health problems as a result of the abortion.
- It’s not healthcare if nearly 60% of women who have abortions feel like part of them died after the procedure.
It’s not healthcare if we can’t even talk about it.
The value of a free press, free marketplace of ideas, and free exchange of thought helps protect us from any single line of thinking that could be false. In this case, we need social media platforms that allow for thinking on all sides of an issue to help discern truth from error and inform people on all sides of an issue.
That’s why America has an independent press, and that’s what people like about social media, especially Twitter. It’s a place to have a conversation – a dialogue – about issues important to people, and increasingly, it’s becoming impossible to have that conversation.
In America today, babies are losing their lives to the tune of two per minute. But because our society has bowed to the god of Planned Parenthood, we aren’t allowed to talk about it.
I hope Twitter will reconsider their dangerous position on this issue and allow Live Action to run advertisements that can help educate and inform people on abortion, Planned Parenthood, and the value and dignity of human life.