Twitter is being asked to shut down some speech, because other people don’t agree with it.
The social media platform is being targeted by a petition from a group called Reproaction, described as “an activist group aimed at ‘increasing abortion access.‘”
The the pro-abortion activists are petitioning Twitter now to “censor pro-life content on the social media site.”
The group is harshly critical of Twitter’s decision to block a 2017 ad from Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., that discussed Planned Parenthood’s business operations to harvest and sell organs of the unborn.
“Reproaction said the company was wrong to apologize to the Republican congresswoman. It wants social media sites to apply the ban on Blackburn to other pro-life arguments and activists. Ads like Blackburn’s should be purged from Twitter as ‘dangerous rhetoric’ prohibited under the site’s ban on ‘ads making misleading or deceptive claims,’ according to Reproaction,” the report said.
The petition demands that the company “Stop the spread of pro-life lies.”
The fight is because the pro-life arguments are winning, explained Susan B. Anthony List spokeswoman Mallory Quigley.
Her organization several times has been attacked by Twitter, and she said it’s just another effort by abortion promoters to persuade private companies to arbitrarily silence conservatives.
“There is no clearer indication that life is winning than the desire of our opponents to silence us,” she told the Washington Free Beacon. “The abortion lobby fears the pro-life movement precisely because our message is true and compelling.”
The report said the targeted ad campaign wasn’t exactly successful, either.
One pro-life advocate responded to the ad promoting abortion saying “you need some help w your ad targeting; I’m a pro life conservative. But I’m glad you wasted money asking me to sign something I never would,” the report said.
The Beacon said: “In recent years Planned Parenthood and NARAL have backed bills that force pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs advertising abortion or face punitive fines large enough to shut them down. The Supreme Court dealt that campaign a severe blow in June when it ruled that California’s law was an unconstitutional violation of the freedom of speech.”
That decision warned abortionists, and their friends in government, they were not allowed to “unduly burden protected speech.”