The popular social media platform TikTok banned pro-life leader Lila Rose on Thursday and censored her organization Live Action from reaching new people with the truth about unborn babies.
Rose, the president and founder of Live Action, said TikTok accused her organization of running ads “driven by partisan political motives.” However, she said the platform still allows the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups to run ads.
“Unfortunately, censorship is nothing new to us,” Rose said. “Large technology companies play an ever larger role in our lives, including by deciding what information we come in contact with. We must rise against this unjust censorship.”
Live Action, which also has been censored on Twitter and Pinterest, strives to reach young people online with the truth about unborn babies and abortion, especially on social media platforms that are full of pro-abortion propaganda.
On TikTok, people still can find Live Action if they search for it, but the pro-life organization said it is no longer allowed to advertise to reach new viewers and Rose’s personal account has been completely banned.
Live Action has more than half a million followers on the platform, and its individual posts reach tens of thousands of people with information about an unborn baby’s development, abortion procedures, pro-abortion myths, support for pregnant moms and more.
These posts now are being censored while the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood is not.
“Planned Parenthood is allowed to freely run pro-abortion ads to these impressionable young men and women on TikTok, while Live Action’s ads that save the lives of preborn children have been completely censored,” the organization responded Thursday.
Rose also noted that TikTok receives Section 230 immunity from the federal government as a “platform,” but the company is instead acting as a “partisan publisher” by banning opposing points of view.
The pro-life organization urged the company to stop the censorship and allow Live Action to continue advertising to reach new viewers.
Online censorship is a growing problem. In July, YouTube announced a new global policy to censor videos that mention infertility and breast cancer as potential risks of abortion, despite numerous studies confirming the risks.
Last month, Facebook removed the Abortion Pill Reversal page run by Heartbeat International, which informs women about the life-saving treatment. Google also banned ads for the life-saving treatment on its platform last fall.
Reporting from Life News.