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Republican Marsha Blackburn Punished Over Vicious Planned Parenthood Lie

Republican Marsha Blackburn Punished Over Vicious Planned Parenthood Lie

Nearly immediately, Twitter shut down the ad except for the original tweet from Blackburn's campaign account, claiming the pro-life part was "inflammatory" and would evoke a negative response.

A Twitter representative said Blackburn's promoted ad was rejected because the "baby body parts" line was "deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction". In a campaign email, Blackburn said the block on her advertisement illustrated how "Silicon Valley elites" are imposing their values on the general public. "Republicans will be nominating people who are running to the extreme, far right on issues that impact people's lives like health care, infrastructure, taxes, and civil rights". Bob Corker's seat, had posted an ad in which she said she had "stopped the sale of baby parts".

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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.

Blackburn's claim comes months after pro-life organization Live Action also reported that Twitter refused to let the group promote its adds unless it deleted tweets critical of Planned Parenthood.

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Blackburn's "baby parts" comment is a reference to videos that allegedly show abortion providers talking about selling fetal tissue from aborted fetuses for scientific research purposes.

Twitter has blocked a top Republican representative from advertising her Senate campaign video on the social media outlet because of its "inflammatory" claims about Planned Parenthood. They maintain they never sold body parts but that the money received from their tissue donation program were for storage and transport costs and were thus legal.

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Naturally, conservatives were quick to come to Blackburn's defense, taking the opportunity to promote her video, revive the Planned Parenthood debate, and allege that conservatives are being silenced. "And yes indeed, as chairman of the selective investigative panel, the work that our committee delivered stopped this practice of selling baby body parts". Sadly, Twitter and their fellow apologists for Planned Parenthood would prefer that people not be exposed to the truth about the evil realities of abortion. Planned Parenthood said the videos were deceptively edited. The company is Twitter, and the buyer was Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican of Tennessee.


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