Skip to comments.Pro-choice journalists lash out at Buzzfeed over pro-life article
Posted on 08/26/2013 6:37:46 AM PDT by Morgana
On Wednesday, Buzzfeed published a community contribution from Personhood USA which prominently featured Live Actions undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood. The article, titled 8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing, was liked by more than 10,000 people on Facebook by Friday evening.
The list exposed Planned Parenthoods dirty business by showing their ready acceptance of racist donations, their misinformation about pregnancy to women, and their lies about mammograms and the health risks of abortionnot to mention the scale of their abortion cash cow.
Some expressed shock and surprise to see what Planned Parenthood was covering up. Others, including several pro-abortion journalists, were indignant that Buzzfeed allowed the pro-life article to be published and demanded that it be removed. Hillary Kelly of The New Republic called the pro-life article insane, but had no comment about Planned Parenthood telling a 13-year-old girl to keep the age of her 31-year-old boyfriend a secret.
RH Reality Checks Andrea Grimes called it nonsense, but made no objection to Planned Parenthoods staffer trying to make a sex trafficking ring look as legit as possible.
Jessica Valenti of The Nation called it anti-choice propaganda, but remained silent about Planned Parenthoods testimony before the Florida legislature against protecting babies born alive after failed abortions.
Youd think some of those things might spark indignation against Planned Parenthood for allowing them to happen. But the only outrage was against Personhood USA and Buzzfeed!
The New York Observer covered the controversy, pointing out that Buzzfeed was reviewing its policy regarding Community Contributions. One thing Buzzfeed wanted to make clear was that this pro-life post was not written by the Buzzfeed editorial staff that brought you fair and objective classics like The Internet Celebrates Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Filibuster and 6 Times Wendy Davis Was a Cool Mom In Her Vogue Profile.
Thankfully for all those who value the rights to free speech and free press, Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith told the Observer: Its an interesting, and complicated, question but were inclined to leave the platform as open as possible.
Lets hope the big-abortion lobby that bullied Susan G. Komen into submission wont threaten Buzzfeed into silencing pro-life views. In the meantime, check out Personhood USAs Buzzfeed page!
PP runs a nice big clinic 10 miles from Mexico and 1.5 miles from the Texas border.
This is another example of tolerance and diversity.
Is why I posted it. They just hate it when their dirty laundry is exposed.
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