Earlier today, shocking video was released that shows Planned Parenthood’s medical director bragging about the harvest and sale of aborted baby organs and body parts. The news took social media by storm, as people began furiously tweeting about and sharing the horrifying story online.
It appears, however, that social media giant Facebook is not a fan of the viral spread of the story. According to Russell Moore, a top official with the Southern Baptist Convention, Facebook is preventing his organization from sharing the story via Facebook:
Moore was not the only individual prevented from sharing news of Planned Parenthood’s atrocities:
Facebook’s censorship of Moore’s post is especially curious, since the only “offensive” aspect of Moore’s post is the very procedure he’s describing: the deliberate murder of a healthy unborn baby in order to harvest its body parts and sell them for profit. There is no profanity. There is no graphic imagery. Yet for some reason Facebook decided that the information was not fit to be posted or shared.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has marked completely above-board content as “offensive” and blocked it from distribution. In fact, the same thing happened to The Federalist earlier this year. An article by a combat veteran about the absurdity of “trigger warnings” was blocked by Facebook because it was…triggering:
In one sense, Facebook is absolutely correct: there is nothing unoffensive about an organization that chops up babies and sells their parts for cash. That practice offends anyone with a conscience. The solution, however, is not to prevent people from sharing information about that abhorrent practice.
The solution is to prevent the practice itself.
UPDATE: According to Moore, Facebook has removed its block and is now allowing access to his organization’s post about Planned Parenthood’s unborn baby organ harvesting scheme