Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn's Pro-Life Campaign Ad

Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn's Campaign Video Over Mention of Planned Parenthood's Alleged Trafficking in 'Baby Body Parts'

The micro-blogging service on Monday took down a Blackburn campaign video ad that said, "I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God".

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn called on Twitter to apologize Tuesday for blocking her pro-life Senate campaign ad from the platform.

This is the same Twitter, by the way, that had no qualms about selling over $250,000 in ads to the conspiracy-peddling Kremlin propaganda organ Russia Today during the 2016 election and continues to allow them to advertise on the site to this day.

Instead, Blackburn-who is vying to replace Sen. Bob Corker's seat in Tennessee that featured a false assertion that she was part of an effort that "stopped the sale of baby body parts".

Blackburn's almost two-and-a-half minute video also features footage of her shooting a gun and taking fellow Republicans in the Senate to task for failing to repeal ObamaCare.

Although I am absolutely not writing to make any sort of case for or against abortion, it is worth mentioning that this is not Twitter's first dust-up with the pro-life movement. The heavily criticized investigation led to a report that attacked Planned Parenthood, but the group has been cleared in a series of parallel state investigations.

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Providing legal tissue to researchers is legal if no profit is made, and congressional investigations found no evidence of the organization making money off of the practice. According to Politico, Twitter deemed the comment a violation of its ad policies.

Her campaign urged supporters in a tweet to join her in "standing up to Silicon Valley".

"Most people who have been bombarded with Twitter accounts featuring swastikas and hammer-and-sickles over the past year-and-a-half are likely to find it extraordinary that an ad offering a traditional critique of the abortion industry should be especially incendiary to a sales team", Harsanyi wrote.

"It is astounding to me that Twitter, which is an important outlet, would choose not only to censor a political ad but that they would censor a pro-life message", she told Fox News.

It remains to be seen how Twitter's response to the video may impact Blackburn's campaign.

The accusations against Planned Parenthood began after anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt pretended to work for a biomedical company that wanted to buy fetal tissue.

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