FILE - In this July 28, 2015 file photo, Erica Canaut, center, cheers as she and other anti-abortion activists hold a rally on the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas to condemn the use of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses for medical research. Planned Parenthood's federal funding accounts for about one-third of its annual $1.3 billion budget. Republicans in Congress finally managed to get a bill to President Barack Obama that would have achieved that goal, but he vetoed it in January 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Twitter Censors Marsha Blackburn video that criticizes PP

On Monday afternoon, Twitter shut down a campaign announcement video from Rep. Marsha Blackburn, saying that the ad contained an “inflammatory statement.”

Blackburn, a beloved Congresswoman from Tennessee, used the video to announce her intention to run for U.S. Senator Bob Corker’s seat, who announced last week that he will not be seeking re-election.

In the ad, Blackburn questioned Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal tissue for medical research.

“I fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts,” the fierce pro-life champion says in the ad. “Thank God.”

Twitter blocked the ad from being shown on their platform, arguing that the ad contains an “inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.” The company noted that the ad can “serve” if the statement is “omitted” from the video.

Previously, Blackburn was the chair of a Republican-led House committee designed to investigated Planned Parenthood’s barbaric actions in the illegal selling of fetal tissue.

In the video, the congresswoman seems to be prepared for the backlash.

“I know the left calls me a wingnut or a knuckle-dragging conservative,” she said. “And you know what? I say that’s all right. Bring it on.”

Although Twitter blocked the video as an online ad, it can still be viewed on Blackburn’s campaign Twitter account or on Youtube.

 

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