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