Filmmakers and Pro-Life advocates, including Dr. Alveda King, are working together to tell one of the most important stories of the Pro-Life movement in the United States. As we commemorate the solemn anniversary of the Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in our country, Pro-Lifers are working to bring the real story of Roe v. Wade to life. The film will tell the sinister history of abortion activists’ plan to legalize the killing of the preborn through a high profile court case. In a promotional video, Producer Alveda King explains, “This big screen movie is the real untold story of how mountains of lies led to an injustice that has deprived millions of people of human dignity and human rights.”
As the fundraising page for the movie states, this is a powerful story that Hollywood refuses to tell. Many Hollywood elites have made no secret of their support for America’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood. In order to bypass the anti-Life bias in Hollywood, the Roe v. Wade filmmakers have gone directly to the public. They are currently raising capital for the project through the site Indiegogo.
Earlier this month those fundraising efforts hit a roadblock when Facebook, one of the largest social media platforms available, apparently blocked the group’s supporters from sharing fundraising information. The Roe v. Wade team wrote on their page, “We need your support now more than ever. Facebook has banned us from inviting friends to ‘Like’ our page and from ‘Sharing’ our PAID ads.”
Executive Producer Nick Loeb said in a statement to Texas Right to Life, “I am disappointed that Facebook slowed our crowdfunding momentum by blocking us based on our belief in Life.” He added that, although Facebook claimed to have stopped blocking the group, there was still evidence that their posts were not showing up on people’s Facebook feeds.
This is not the first time that a major social media platform has discriminated against Pro-Life content. Recently, Twitter censored a Pro-Life group while continuing to allow Planned Parenthood to advertise. The Twitter scandal and the current conflict between Facebook and the Roe v. Wade filmmakers highlight how influential online platforms have become. Pro-Lifers, along with most people, reach new audiences through social media. When the platforms display blatant bias and censorship, Pro-Lifers should speak out all the more forcefully. The team behind the Roe v. Wade movie has been outspoken in bringing attention to Facebook’s apparent attempt to deter their fundraising efforts in the critical first days after the project was announced.
Together, we can combat the anti-Life efforts to silence Pro-Life outreach and Pro-Life stories. Be sure to “like” and “share” the Roe v. Wade movie Facebook page, visit the film’s crowdfunding site, and tell your friends. When the Pro-Life majority refuses to be silent, our message of Life and truth can change more minds and hearts.