"Baby body parts" campaign ad from US House member blocked by Twitter


Blackburn used her two-minute ad to say she "fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God".

No word from Blackburn on whether anyone might also find it "inflammatory" for the ad to contain an image showing her firing a handgun at a pink, human-shaped target immediately after claiming Planned Parenthood was selling "baby body parts". The decision does not prevent the original video from being posted by Blackburn and others on Twitter.

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It's so over-the-top that I could nearly imagine the video getting picked up by John Oliver, but now it appears that Blackburn, who identifies herself as a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative", will be getting plenty of free press for an entirely different reason. As Blackburn explains, she stands with President Trump - on everything from building the wall to demanding that athletes stop protesting during the national anthem - in his battle against the Republican elites blocking his agenda in the Senate. But she can't use it as a campaign ad on Twitter.

After the undercover videos were released by David Daleiden, supporters of Planned Parenthood claimed that fetal tissue aids in research into Down syndrome and other issues.

Calling that section of the video "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction", a Twitter employee assured Targeted Victory that the ban would be lifted if the offending quote were removed from the video. However, she did not prove that anyone was breaking the law by selling "baby body parts", or enact new fetal tissue laws.

"The Blackburn campaign account tweeted the ad this afternoon, and asked viewers to "[stand] up to Silicon Valley" by retweeting it.

In response to Twitter's actions, Blackburn, pro-lifers and conservatives decried Silicon Valley's censorship and duplicity.

Blackburn told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade she was stunned that Twitter would "censor a political ad" simply because it carried a pro-life message.

Twitter has blocked a top Republican representative from advertising her Senate campaign video on the social media outlet because of its "inflammatory" claims about Planned Parenthood.

Blackburn and her campaign have urged followers to share the video.

In the ad, Blackburn identifies herself as "100 percent pro-life".