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Pro-choice journalists lash out at Buzzfeed over pro-life article

buzzfeedOn Wednesday, Buzzfeed published a community contribution from Personhood USA which prominently featured Live Action’s 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 Parenthood’s 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 abortion–not 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 Check’s Andrea Grimes called it “nonsense,” but made no objection to Planned Parenthood’s 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 Parenthood’s testimony before the Florida legislature against protecting babies born alive after failed abortions.

You’d 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: “It’s an interesting, and complicated, question but we’re inclined to leave the platform as open as possible.”

Let’s hope the big-abortion lobby that bullied Susan G. Komen into submission won’t threaten Buzzfeed into silencing pro-life views. In the meantime, check out Personhood USA’s Buzzfeed page!

  • Didaskalos

    Hell hath no fury like pro-aborts whose lies and illegalities have been exposed.

  • princessjasmine45

    “insane” “nonsense” “anti-choice propaganda”

    hmmm…. sounds like they’re describing the “expose” on CPC’s… (the latter would of course read: “pro-death camp propaganda”.)

    Pendulum swings both ways, doesn’t it?

  • Marauder

    What gets me about the people yelling, “Lies, lies, all of it, lies!” is, if it’s all supposedly lies, how exactly is that? The PP workers didn’t really say the things we’re hearing them saying on film? They’re really actors, not PP workers? There are only so many things you can excuse by claiming that tapes were edited, things were taken out of context, et cetera. After a certain point, you have to accept a few facts if you want to have any chance of spinning the rest of it. These people’s inability to accept ANY of the facts just shows how badly they’re losing.

    • Liz Litts

      Seems kind of strange that all the workers on the Live Action films were fired when the films cam out .

  • Kevin Cooney

    They get really angry when focus on them., they like satin shamed by truth !

  • Lilian Stoltzfus

    Good choice, Buzzfeed.

  • Basset_Hound

    I love the way they try to squelch any pro-life discourse in the arena of public ideas, then call US fascists.

  • Lucian C. Gagliola

    They aren’t pro-choice, they’re pro-abortion. If they cared about choice they would support the 2nd Amendment, school vouchers, and the privatization of social security.

  • Cary Michael Bogue

    “Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood employ an organization which monitors every tweet and statement against Planned Parenthood and they respond quickly.” -philanthropy.org

  • Danielle Kekoa

    Josh Craddock = LIAR

  • DurkaDurka

    I look forward to the day when ‘Pro-Choice’ applies to the dead children.

  • PhilJourdan

    The left sure hates for any message but their own to be heard.

  • PhilJourdan

    The left sure hates for any message but their own to be heard.