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Social media platform, Pinterest, accused of censoring pro-life group

The image sharing social media platform, Pinterest, has banned the pro-life group Live Action, from its website for spreading supposedly “harmful misinformation”.

Live Action originally found had their content blocked as it was listed as pornography. After they appealed this verdict, Live Action had the Pinterest account permanently suspended.

In a follow-up email, a representative of Pinterest said that the problem was “misinformation related to conspiracies and anti-vaccination advice, and not porn.”

Others have pointed out however that Live Action has no view on vaccines and the only thing they have reported on in that respect is the issue of using aborted foetal cells to create vaccines.

The Pinterest whistleblower employee who first drew attention to the alleged censorship of Live Action, Eric Cochran, was sacked shortly afterwards.

This is not the first instance of pro-life groups being concerned about social media censorship. Live Action itself boasts 3 million followers across their social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and formerly, Pinterest) and it remains one of the methods by which pro-life groups spread their message to supporters and people who might not otherwise see it.

The whistleblower suggested that big tech companies, like Pinterest, do not want the pro-life message to be allowed on their platforms. The pro-life position however, is not the view of a radical minority in the US or in Britain.

In Britain 70% of women want to see the legal for abortion to be lowered from 24 weeks to 20 weeks or less and 91% of women want an explicit ban on sex-selective abortion.

So far pro-life groups in Britain, such as Right to Life UK, have not had their Pinterest accounts shut down.

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In 2020, the UK Government imposed an extreme abortion regime on Northern Ireland, which included a provision that legalised abortion right up to birth for disabilties including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot.

A new Bill has been launched at the Northern Ireland assembly that will remove the current provision that allows abortion for ‘severe fetal impairment’.

It is under these grounds in the regulations that babies with disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot can currently be singled out for abortion in Northern Ireland because of their disability and can be aborted right up to birth.

Before the new abortion regime was imposed on Northern Ireland in 2020, disability-selective abortion for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot was not legal and there was a culture of welcoming and supporting people with these disabilities rather than eliminating them.

This is reflected directly in the latest figures (2016) from the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, which show that while there were 52 children born with Down’s syndrome in Northern Ireland, in the same year only 1 child from Northern Ireland with Down’s syndrome was aborted in England and Wales. 

This contrasts with the situation in the rest of the United Kingdom where disability-selective abortion has been legal since 1967.

The latest available figures show that 90% of children diagnosed with Down’s syndrome before birth are aborted in England and Wales.

We are, therefore, asking people like you to take 30 seconds of your time and add your support to the campaign to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot in Northern Ireland.

If you live in Northern Ireland: 
Ask your MLAs to vote to stop abortion up to birth for disabilities including Down’s syndrome, cleft lip and club foot:

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