Students for Life of America is running a challenge to bring more pro-choice people to the movie to change their mind. After today’s news, it’s more important than ever that we continue to make sure people of all backgrounds and political beliefs see the movie. Sign up here to help: bit.ly/2U9izpM .
Update: Twitter, facing quick backlash, has reinstated the account.
Thank you everyone for your support in letting @Jack & @Twitter know when our Unplanned Movie account was recently suspended without cause.
We are back and excited for the great response we're getting in theaters this weekend.#grateful https://t.co/vTmhqoXIWm
— UnplannedMovie (@UnplannedMovie) March 30, 2019
The day after a big opening day for the pro-life movie “Unplanned”, Twitter has shut down the movie’s account, in a blow against free-speech and the promotion of pro-life values. Although Twitter has repeatedly denied censoring pro-life and conservative voices, the decision today is clear evidence that Big Tech, including Twitter, is on a war against free-speech and conservative values. After news broke, the response against the censorship was quick.
What the hell, @Twitter? The #UnplannedMovie is out in 1,000+ theaters this weekend and you just suspended their Twitter account? How about you all try to set aside your obvious #abortion bias for once. This is censorship, plain and simple. @TwitchyTeam #EndtheTwitterban
— Kristan Hawkins (@KristanHawkins) March 30, 2019
Twitter just suspended @UnplannedMovie during the weekend of its theatrical release.@jack why are they suspended? You’ve banned both my & @LiveAction account from all promotions simply bc we’re pro-life. Have you banned this account because it challenges your pro-abortion bias? pic.twitter.com/TBarDx2sU4
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) March 30, 2019
Meanwhile, the reception to Unplanned has been positive among many people.
— Sherry Hazlett (@slhazlett) March 30, 2019
Just finished watching @UnplannedMovie in theaters tonight. What an incredible film with a message that we all need to be reminded of.
Most of all, it’s the perfect picture of how Christ redeems all things and forgives us even when we can’t fathom forgiving ourselves.
— Antonia Okafor (@antonia_okafor) March 30, 2019
Abby Johnson, the subject of the movie, wrote this for Fox News.
“The movie comes out this weekend, smack in the middle of a raging national debate over abortion, in the middle of a presidency that has tackled the issue head on, and following on the heels of a women’s movement that has shunned this position and those of us who support it.
You won’t be able to unsee what I saw if you go see the movie, which I implore you to do. But you also won’t be able to say you didn’t know what abortion is or what happens when a woman walks into Planned Parenthood. If you are pro-life or pro-choice, you will know exactly what you are supporting.”
Live Action CEO Lila Rose has called out Jack Dorsey of Twitter for its censorship of pro-life views before. Rose wrote, “While the platform won’t censor our tweets outright, it has banned our ability to promote (advertise) our content beyond our own followers until we delete all of our tweets that it deems offensive. That includes tweets of our undercover investigations into the abortion industry, tweets calling for the end of taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, and any ultrasound images of preborn children.
And because many of our tweets link back to Live Action’s website, Twitter requires us to scrub our website of similar content before it will allow us to promote our tweets again. In other words, Twitter wants Live Action to scrub almost all of its pro-life messaging.
Yet Jack Dorsey says there’s no bias.”