Facebook Censors Crowd-Sourcing for Film on Roe v. Wade

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak Published on January 16, 2018

This week we marked Martin Luther King Day by pointing out a key fact: His non-violent tactics could not have succeeded had national media censored the violence protestors suffered — or worse, found ways to make the victims look like the guilty parties, while whitewashing brutality. That’s what lockstep pro-choice media did to the peaceful protestors of Operation Rescue. And it’s happening now again, as social media shadow-ban or openly censor pro-life speech.

Roe v. Wade: The Movie

The most outrageous incident? It just emerged. Some major figures in Hollywood are trying to make a movie that tells the truth about Roe v. Wade. It’s time that the public knew how pro-abortion activists manipulated Norma McCorvey, and urged her to lie. How the Supreme Court distorted the U.S. Constitution. People need to know that Harry Blackmun changed his mind on abortion after reading a Rockefeller Foundation report on “overpopulation” laced with eugenics scare tactics. Many people still don’t know about the racist roots of Planned Parenthood. Americans need a chance to learn the truth about all these things.

The film’s executive producer is Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a longtime prolife leader. Actor Jon Voight signed on to play Justice Blackmun. The filmmakers are using Indiegogo to crowdsource production of the movie.

Facebook: Pro-Choice Censor

But Facebook wants to stop them. Breitbart reports that the film’s “crowdfunding site, however, has been blocked by Facebook, as has been the sharing of the site by followers.” Another executive producer on the film, Jalesia McQueen, told Breitbart: “It is outrageous that Facebook purports to be apolitical when there have been trends of blocking pages of conservative causes, such as our Roe v. Wade movie page.” The news site followed up, and reported:

Facebook did not respond to an email regarding its reasons for blocking the Roe v. Wade fundraising site itself and the sharing of the site by followers. Its press office sent a generic response letter. …

In 2013, LifeNews reported that Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife donated 18 million shares of Facebook stock, valued at $992.2 million, to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation – which distributes funds from donors to companies, one of which is Planned Parenthood. … Last spring, at the massive South by Southwest Conference, Planned Parenthood and Tumblr launched Tech Stands With Planned Parenthood to foster stronger partnerships with the tech community. More than 70 tech leaders and executives sent a letter to congressional leadership in support of Planned Parenthood.

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The Challenge: Tell the Truth via Beauty

Now it’s hard enough to raise the funds to make any movie — even a perfectly secular one that flatters the culture. Doing that is just difficult, because film projects are risky. Many film makers are flaky. Investors get gun shy.

It’s even harder when your goal is to gain full protection for unborn children. That’s the most countercultural position it’s possible to take in America. You are literally facing down our culture of short term pleasure, in defense of innocent life. But it can be done.

Movie to Movement (which Jason founded, and for which John writes) did the hard work for three years to raise the money for “Crescendo,” a beautiful pro-life short film that won mainstream awards. (Crucial to that effort were Bella star Eduardo Verastegui, and Patti Mallette, who gave birth to Justin Bieber after staying at a crisis pregnancy center.)

So it can be done. It must be done. Politics is downstream of culture, as Andrew Breitbart always said. He was just updating Plato or whoever first said that he’d let anyone write a city’s laws, if he could write its songs.


Why They Silence Us

There’s a very good reason that the operatives at tech companies are silencing pro-life speech. The movement for unborn civil rights is the single biggest grassroots uprising in the world. It’s sweeping college campuses. More people are pro-life now than ever since Roe v. Wade. The truth of this issue is so clear and compelling that it takes a regime of silence and distortion to keep it at bay.

The movement for unborn civil rights is the single biggest grassroots uprising in the world.

This year, as we march for Life or find other ways to commemorate the lives of unborn Americans, we must recommit to truth-telling. We should pressure social media companies in any way we can. Write letters, make phone calls, maybe get Congress involved. We cannot let a small elite of pro-choice opinion managers suppress free speech and artistic creation in America. We must find ways to tell the truth, for the cause of Life.

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  • Patmos

    Censorship goes with the far left like peanut butter goes with jelly. Considering the left’s current veering off the road this type of stuff should surprise no one.

    • Andrew Mason

      I’ve never gotten the whole peanut butter and jelly thing. Custard and baked potatoes might be odd, but it works. Peanut and jelly by contrast is just plain weird! Maybe try a better example? 😛

      • Chip Crawford

        Having the dissent here, the burden of substitution falls on you. I see the peanut butter and jelly complement along with many others – sweet and salty, differing textures. Your custard and baked potatoes is odd. It doesn’t work for me. Try again.

    • Please don’t suggest that censorship is the exclusive province of the far left. I’ve been banned from a dozen far-right websites …. not because I made threats or used foul language, but because they couldn’t tolerate dissent.

      As long as Facebook is abiding by prevailing civil rights laws, they can conduct their own business as they see fit. Why don’t Christian conservatives put together their own social media platform?

      • Bryan

        You have a valid point that censorship is not exclusive to one side or the other in the political left-right spectrum. At the same time your example is not quite the same as what Facebook, Twitter, and others are allegedly doing.
        I agree that Facebook should be allowed to operate, within the bounds of the law, as they please. And I agree that Christians or Conservatives could come up with some sort of social platform that is more accepting of their views.
        However, I would like to point out that there have been other startups that have tried to mimic Facebook and Twitter (I believe) and they tend to disappear quickly. Part of that is poor management on the company’s part. But part of that is getting bought out or forced out by Facebook, etc. Google tends to be ruthless that way too. The only search engines that really can compete with Google, even in a limited way, are ones funded by parent companies that have substantial capital, Bing (Microsoft), and Yahoo. Yahoo has the longevity factor as well.
        So while Facebook, etc. can do as they please, it’s disturbing that they feel they must censor material they don’t agree with ideologically and that they feel that they can get away with it without repercussion.

  • Chip Crawford

    Yes, a good ending on the article with the proactive can-dos and they are a must. You have to stand up to bullies, we’ve found in personal and public life. And know what? That works. Get on it; stay on it. Few people remember or know about Phyllis Schlaffly almost single handedly standing up to and preventing the passage of the ERA some decades ago. She felt the bill was not in the best interest of women, and that the incursions could be handled singly, and they have. But she stood up against those big odds in her day, and won. Oh, she had death threats and the rest. Who is organizing the resistance to this? Someone is always called or someones. We can at least pray for their coming forth, encouraging, giving our money and support. Let’s DO this.

  • I’m sure it will end up being one of those “Fathom Events.”

  • Elizabeth Litts

    The word will get out inspite of them

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