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Facebook Acknowledges Abortion is “Sadistic Violence Against People”


I have a routine as most people do. I wake up, triple yawn my way to the kitchen, make my morning shake, eat half a piece of toast, shower, beautify, and walk to work. At work I turn on my computer, plug in my iPhone, check my voicemail/e-mail and prepare myself for the day’s following duties. Sometimes, I will admit, my routine is slightly “thrown off”. For example, I could be partnering with Mary Wagner and sidewalk counseling until she gets dragged off by police for aiding women in the waiting room of abortuaries, debating random strangers on the sidewalk after they verbally abuse people praying outside of death clinics, doing high school presentations, meeting with MPs/ MPPs etc. The day in the life of a professional abortion abolitionist is never boring, however, for those of you who think our lives are always dramatic, we do in fact have regular days in the office just like everybody else. Today however, my day was thrown off from the start.
 As I was checking my e-mail I noticed I could not log into my Facebook account without answering numerous security questions, which I found strange, but none the less, I played along. After I answered the last question, this showed up on my screen:
Facebook notified me that they removed this photo taken last weekend during a “choice” chain demonstration CLC Youth put on, because the content “violates Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities”. It then directed me to Facebook's "Community Standards", where I could review the rules. To my surprise, I actually agreed with what they had to say. Under “graphic content”, they wrote, (and I quote), “while we are a platform for sharing events that take place in your life and around the world, any inappropriately graphic content will be removed when found on the site. Sadistic displays of violence against people or animals, or depictions of sexual assault, are prohibited.”
Although some may be offended that Facebook is discriminating against pro-lifers based on the content of the images (skinned geese anyone?), what Facebook is indirectly saying is that graphic images of abortion depict “sadistic violence against people”.
So... my question is, if Facebook can acknowledge that abortion is extreme cruelty against people, why can’t those who label themselves pro-”choice”?
By: Lora
February 3, 2012 @ 12:00pm
Word UP!
By: Agnes
February 4, 2012 @ 7:58am
By: Kathy Waters
February 4, 2012 @ 10:45am
Love it! You got them right between their eyes! I wonder what they will do with it.
It is sadistic displays of violence against people, and they are death clinics.
By: Matthew
February 8, 2012 @ 2:44am

well done in the work you are doing, and facebook's statement is encouraging.

But, I would test Facebook by reposting the photo but simply erasing the aborted baby's photo with the phrase "abortion - murder", or something similarly effective. It's not quite as effective, but we need to be sure of their motivations.

If Facebook remove that then one could say that they are not pro-life and are just trying to censor you.

Well done, keep up the good work!

God bless you,
By: Lisa French
February 8, 2012 @ 5:00pm
Totally Agreeing!!!!
By: Laurie
February 9, 2012 @ 6:22pm
Well put, my question is how the heck do the pro choice people get to these decision makers?
By: Fr. Christopher Pietraszko
July 14, 2012 @ 10:00am
Interesting, because when some guy took a picture from my ordination, put it up on his own "hate group" and started writing comments such as, "another faggot" and other vulgar things which are neither respectful to me, nor those with a same-sex attraction, I had hundreds of fellow facebookers submit a complaint in response to this "hate and harassment" that I was experiencing. They did not remove it for weeks.

Finally when I submitted a complaint about it being my "intellectual property" they finally took it down.

The people at Facebook are condoning hatred by doing nothing.

But it is certainly ironic that FB found the images offensive, considering they convey something that is quite offensive.