Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn's Pro-Life Campaign Ad

Twitter blocks Blackburn campaign from promoting video due to statement about ‘baby body parts

The social media giant is reportedly blocking any paid promotion of a video announcing Rep. Blackburn's 2018 candidacy for a US Senate seat in Tennessee, which fellow Republican Senator Bob Corker is leaving vacant when he retires next year.

In the ad, Blackburn states that, during her time in Congress, she "fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts", referencing her role as chair of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) responded Monday to Twitter's refusal to run her Senate campaign ad due to its mention of Planned Parenthood's sale of "unborn baby body parts" which it deemed offensive. It has told Blackburn she can leave the ad up but cannot pay to promote it unless she removes the line.

Blackburn, a self-described "hardcore conservative", is running to replace Sen. Liberals applaud Twitter for shutting down lies and hate speech while Deplorables stoke their persecution complexes to a white heat, further fueling their mistrust of "elites" from Silicon Valley to the CNN newsroom. Join me in standing up to Silicon Valley?

The congresswoman told Kilmeade that Twitter told her if she "omitted" the pro-life part, they'd allow the ad to play on its site.

Twitter immediately shut it down, claiming it was an "inflammatory statement" that is "likely to evoke a strong negative reaction".

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Just last month, Lila Rose of the anti-abortion group Live Action accused Twitter of suppressing the organization's ads and even asking it to make changes to its own website.

Blackburn and her campaign have urged followers to share the video. 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.

Under Blackburn's leadership, the committee investigated the illegal fetal-tissue-trafficking industry, prompted by a series of undercover videos suggesting that Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics had cooperated with biotech firms to profit from the organs of aborted babies.

Yesterday afternoon, Twitter made the decision to censor a campaign ad released by Marsha Blackburn.

She elaborated in a fundraising email to her supporters: "This is urgent".

The accusations against Planned Parenthood began after anti-abortion activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt pretended to work for a biomedical company that wanted to buy fetal tissue.

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