Twitter is already facing widespread accusations of censoring conservative speech. Over the past couple of months, both Alex Jones of Infowars and conservative actor James Woods have been blocked/suspended from the site for their ideological views. Twitter has insisted that they don’t allow their self-admitted liberal bias affect the way they run the website, but example after example proves this claim dubious, at the very least.
Jack Dorsey’s company is now in a position where it needs to go above and beyond to prove to American conservatives that they have as much right to their opinion as anyone else.
In the meantime, though, radical leftists want Dorsey to go even further with the censorship.
A group called Reproaction, whose mission statement incudes the goal of “increasing abortion access,” is trying to get Twitter to block pro-life views. They are circulating a petition whose aim is to convince Twitter’s board of directors to “stop the spread of pro-life lies.”
At the center of Reproaction’s grievance is an incident that occurred last year. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, an Tennessee Republican, had her campaign ad banned from the site because it highlighted Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting scheme. After controversy abounded, a Twitter official personal apologized to Blackburn for what occurred and assured her that it was not in line with company policy. This apology incensed the abortion zealots at Reproaction, and they want Twitter to know that pro-life politicians NEVER deserve to be heard.
“Stop bending to the will of anti-abortion leaders who seek to spread lies and misinformation,” the petition says.
Some would take great exception not only to that message but to the idea that Twitter is NOW bending to the will of pro-lifers. One of those people would be Lila Rose of Live Action, an activist group whose entire reason for existing is to fight for the lives of the unborn. In a USA Today op-ed published only a couple of weeks ago, she insisted that Jack Dorsey and Twitter have been punishing her organization with censorship for years.
“Twitter’s reasoning for blocking Live Action’s message?” Rose wrote. “In emails to us, the company has said that our content violated its sensitive advertising content policy, which prohibits ‘inflammatory or provocative content which is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.’
“Some examples of this supposedly offensive content include pictures of children developing in the womb and even simple ultrasound images of babies — like the ones that expectant parents hang on their refrigerator doors,” she continued. “Twitter’s actions suggest it’s OK for Planned Parenthood to tweet that a woman has a right to an abortion, but when I tweet and try to promote that a baby has a right to life, Twitter considers that inflammatory.”
Pro-abortion feminists, though, are of a kind with the liberal millennials who can’t listen to conservative viewpoints without feeling “triggered” and “unsafe.” They aren’t satisfied with merely keeping abortion legal; they are determined to eradicate any and all arguments against this sick procedure. They know a simple truth: The more people learn about the horrors of abortion, the greater the chances are that we will, as a nation, take action to end the madness. To avoid that fate, they want to shut down the debate.
And companies like Twitter are only too happy to help.