Facebook Threatens Pro-Life Live Action for Sharing ‘False News’

September 3rd, 2019 10:15 AM

Facebook chose a side in the abortion debate and is actively working to suppress pro-life content. 

Live Action, a pro-life nonprofit organization run by activist Lila Rose, was notified August 30 that two of the company’s videos were marked as “false” by fact-checkers. As a result, Rose was informed that the page’s outreach would be “limited.” 

A third-party fact-checking site, Healthfeedback.org, conducted a fact-check of Lila Rose’s YAF video that she shared to Facebook. In the video, Lila Rose defined abortion as the “direct and intentional killing of an embryo, a fetus, a baby in the womb.” She stated that this act was not “a medical treatment” and therefore “Abortion is never medically necessary.” 

The fact-check, which included opinions from Dr. Daniel Grossman and Dr. Robyn Schickler, stated that abortion was defined as “a procedure to end a pregnancy.” This definition differs from the one used by Rose. In addition, the fact-checkers consulted biased activists. Grossman is on the board for the pro-abortion NARAL, and was a consultant for Planned Parenthood. 

While Grossman mocked Rose by asking, “Where did you go to medical school?” the message of the videos is based on the opinions of 2,500 pro-life obstetricians and gynecologists. The second video that was flagged as false news featured the opinion of Dr. Kendra Kolb, who is a certified neonatologist. 

Live Action has started a petition to Facebook to “end the suppression of pro-life truth.” The organization has been subjected to other forms of censorship from Facebook, including banning certain ads from Live Action to run on the platform. 

Facebook did not respond to the MRC’s request for comment. 

Live Action told Fox News that the organization was considering legal action.