The pro-life group Live Action was censored on YouTube a week before the March for Life.
The streaming service took down a video exposing Planned Parenthood’s medical malpractices, citing it as “hate speech.” The video included someone posing as a pimp, asking a Planned Parenthood official if they reported minors who came in for abortions. The video is from 2011, and features Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe as the pimp.
“Fourteen and under, we do have to report,” the official told O’Keefe. She then told him that those that came in who said they were 15 and older went unreported, “as long as they said [the father] was 15 or 16.” She also told the pimp that they were under no obligation to report minors.
The official gave the pimp a sheet, telling him where to take girls that were 14 and under to get an abortion. “Just play along that they are students,” she said. “We want to make it look as legitimate as possible.”
When the actor, playing as a pimp, asked the official how soon could the girls be sexually active after an abortion, she responded, “Two weeks.” The pimp asked, “Do you have any idea of what they could do in the meantime? I mean, they still have to make money.” The official replied, “Waist up.”
YouTube took down the video, according to a tweet from Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action. The platform told her that the video violated “Community Guidelines.
Live Action has been subject to extensive censorship from the big tech companies, including when Twitter asked the group to remove content from the Live Action website if it wanted to advertise on Twitter.
YouTube has removed pro-life videos before, including one from the American Family Association that criticized Planned Parenthood’s condom ads. YouTube and its sister company, Google, worked with the Irish government to control pro-life ads on both sites before the vote to legalize abortion in Ireland.
The March for Life will take place in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2019.