Photos of newborns are now considered offensive “graphic content” by Facebook… when they’re used to oppose abortion.
Pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List posted two video ads to Facebook telling the story of two babies, Charlotte Ryun and Micah Pickering, who were born prematurely and survived.
The videos feature testimony from the babies’ parents, along with ultrasound footage and baby photos.
“We didn’t know if he could survive,” said Danielle Pickering, discussing how her son Micah was born at just 22 weeks. “Micah today is a wonderful little boy.”
Facebook, however, removed the ads—citing the photos of newborns as “graphic.”
“We don’t allow ads that depict medical procedures or conditions,” said Facebook, in an October 13 email. “We don’t allow ads that feature sensational or graphic content (even if it’s for an artistic or education reason) because of their highly sensitive nature.”
Susan B. Anthony List appealed the decision, which was also denied.
After Susan B. Anthony List continued to push the issue, Facebook agreed to lift the ban on the spot featuring Charlotte, but refused to reinstate the ad featuring Micah and his parents.