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By Melanie Arter, CNSNews, May 8, 2018
(CNSNews.com) – A pro-life group is crying foul over YouTube’s decision to shut down an account that features videos showing the horrors of the abortion pill.
Susan B. Anthony List and its research arm, the Charlotte Lozier Institute, called on YouTube and other social media companies to stop censuring pro-life content.
At issue is YouTube’s decision to suspend the account of Abortion Pill Reversal (APR), which produces videos talking about how it is possible to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, mifepristone.
YouTube cited APR for “repeated or severe violations of [the] Community Guidelines.” Four videos were posted to the account, including a webinar explaining APR in scientific and medical terms.
YouTube said it suspended the account, citing its policies against “harmful or dangerous content.” It said it “doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death.” Examples of videos that violate YouTube’s policies are videos about “instructional bomb making, choking games, hard drug use, or other acts where serious injury may result.”
“The idea that abortion pill reversal promotes violence is ludicrous. YouTube’s censorship of this lifesaving information has life-or-death consequences for hundreds of women looking for a second chance to save their babies. It is urgent that this account be restored,” SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement.
“Big social media companies should be very concerned about the appearance of a pervasive double-standard when they allow abortion giant Planned Parenthood to promote itself unimpeded. Each year Planned Parenthood commits more than 320,000 abortions, one of the most brutal, violent acts imaginable,” she said.
“They face federal investigation for their role in the harvest and sale of aborted babies’ body parts for profit. We in the pro-life movement make no apology for exposing the truth about abortion and call for an immediate end to the censorship of our views,” Dannenfelser added.
One of the censored videos featured a woman telling her story about how regretted taking the abortion pill so she sought help to find out if she could reverse it. She spoke to someone from APR, who referred her to a doctor who prescribed progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone. As a result, she gave birth to a healthy baby.
According to the video’s narrarrator, “By 2015, nearly 100 babies have been born to women who have successfully reversed the steps of mifepristone using progesterone. All the babies have been healthy with no major birth defects. In 2015, another 75 mothers were pregnant after successful reversals with all of those pregnancies appearing to be healthy.”