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Twitter Blocks Rep. Blackburn Ad Over Pro Life Message

10 October 2017, 10:37 | Myron Mathis

Rep. Marsha Blackburn's campaign announcement pulled from Twitter: Report

Twitter Blocks Marsha Blackburn's Campaign Video Over Mention of Planned Parenthood's Alleged Trafficking in 'Baby

In the almost three-minute video, she referenced claims Planned Parenthood sold body parts from aborted fetuses.

Twitter has blocked a campaign ad by Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn - a current representative from Tennessee - asserting that it contained an "inflammatory statement" about abortion that could no longer be promoted on the site.

Twitter on Monday blocked Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn's campaign announcement video over comments she made about the sale of fetal body parts, The Associated Press reported. Spokespersons for Planned Parenthood denied illegal conduct.

Twitter said Blackburn's statement in the ad is "inflammatory" and "is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction". Twitter said that Blackburn would have to repost the video without the flagged statement in order to advertise.

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


"We also have existing specific policies and review mechanisms for campaign ads, but will examine them with an eye to improving them".

The allegations were raised by a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appeared to show Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the price of fetal body parts "per specimen". "I'm politically incorrect and proud of it", said Blackburn, who then listed her reasons for running.

Pro-abortion candidates and groups are consistently given free rein, while Blackburn and Live Action are subjected to the media's radical and pervasive bias against the pro-life movement. "I fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God".

The video became a talking point for conservative candidates during the 2016 USA presidential primaries and resulted in a Congressional panel-headed by Congresswoman Blackburn-being created to investigate Planned Parenthood and its practices with fetal tissue research.

"Join me in standing up to Silicon Valley", Blackburn's campaign tweeted Monday afternoon.



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