Google and the content curators at YouTube have apparently determined some pro-life messages are too “dangerous” and “harmful” for publication.
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The pro-life group Abortion Pill Reversal (APR), which posted videos explaining how it is possible — in some cases — to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, is claiming discrimination after YouTube reportedly pulled its videos, citing its policies against “harmful or dangerous content.”
Other videos YouTube lists as potentially “harmful or dangerous” include those with content about “instructional bomb making, choking games, hard drug use, or other acts where serious injury may result.”
Among the four videos, some of which can still be found on YouTube but appear to be unlisted, was a webinar explaining how the reversal works in scientific and medical terms. The other three videos, The Federalist reported, featured the testimonials of three women who successfully chose to reverse their abortions.
Watch one of APR’s videos:
YouTube’s removal of APR’s videos comes roughly one month after a controversial new study published in the medical journal Issues in Law and Medicine found that up to 68 percent of women who change their mind after beginning a chemical abortion are able to successfully reverse the effects of the medicinal termination with supplemental progesterone.
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Marjorie Dannenfelser, the president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said it’s “ludicrous” to suggest APR’s videos promote “violence,” according to CNS News. She went on to say social media sites like YouTube “should be very concerned” about their perceived double standard “when they allow abortion giant Planned Parenthood to promote itself unimpeded.”
Her statement continued:
Each year Planned Parenthood commits more than 320,000 abortions, one of the most brutal, violent acts imaginable. 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.
Heartbeat International, a Christian nonprofit that supports pregnancy crisis centers, recently took over APR and plans to fight YouTube’s alleged removal of its pro-life videos.Win McNamee/Getty Images
“It’s hard to understand why YouTube would treat the rescuing of babies from an abortion pill the same as terrorism videos,” Jor-El Godsey, the president of Heartbeat International, said. “On closer investigation, we believe YouTube will find that these videos in no way resemble such dangerous or harmful content.”