A pro-life organization says YouTube suspended one of its channels for being “harmful or dangerous” because its videos told women how to reverse their medical abortions.
The group, Heartbeat International, says YouTube suspended its Abortion Pill Reversal account, which included a video describing the reversal procedure and three others of women who had successfully undergone it.
“It’s hard to understand why YouTube would treat the rescuing of babies from an abortion pill the same as terrorism videos,” Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, told the group’s news arm, PregnancyHelpNews.com. “On closer investigation, we believe YouTube will find that these videos in no way resemble such dangerous or harmful content.”
Below is one of the videos that was banned
YouTube told Heartbeat International that it “doesn't allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death.”
Medical abortion is a procedure by which women take two pills – first mifepristone and then misoprostol – up to 72 hours apart. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, thus starving the unborn baby. Misoprostol induces contractions.
Under the abortion pill reversal method, a woman’s body is flooded with progesterone, keeping the baby alive. Abortion pill reversal must begin within 72 hours of the first pill, and it cannot be conducted after the second pill has been taken.
Abortion pill reversal is popular among women who have regrets after taking the initial abortion pill.
More than 500 women have successfully used abortion pill reversal, according to PregnancyHelpNews.com.
Heartbeat International initiated the YouTube appeal process and is hopeful the website will reverse its decision.
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Publication date: May 9, 2018