Washington, D.C. (3 September 2008) – American Life League called on Google and YouTube to explain and end their pattern of protecting bigoted organizations. YouTube recently pulled videos exposing Planned Parenthood's acceptance of donations earmarked to abort black babies.
In February, the video sharing web site pulled American Life League's ALL Report and, in July, the site removed a video by Population Research Institute that was critical of a pro-abortion journalist.
"Why is YouTube covering for these racists again?" asked Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "Planned Parenthood has time and again remained true to the identity of its founder, the infamously racist Margaret Sanger. Planned Parenthood was founded to help eliminate the black population and it still is working to reduce the black population. Does YouTube, and its parent company Google, really think this is a good idea?"
Most recently, YouTube took down videos produced by Live Action Films, a pro-life media movement. The videos chronicled Planned Parenthood's willing and eager acceptance of race-motivated donations earmarked for the abortion of black babies.
The documented racism caught media attention and sparked a national movement demanding accountability from Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider.
Live Action President Lila Rose said YouTube is discriminating against pro-life and conservative films. Her organization is determined to end the censorship.
"We will continue to apply pressure on YouTube until it restores the videos," Rose said.
Brown finds this unfair treatment of a pro-life organization appalling.
"It's time for Google and YouTube to stop supporting Planned Parenthood's prejudiced agenda," she said. "The censorship of pro-life media must stop."
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or media inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- Watch the Live Action videos: http://liveactionfilms.org/
- California Catholic Daily: Silencing the Opposition (2 Sept. 2008)
- World Net Daily: YouTube Censors Criticism of Planned Parenthood (2 Sept.2008)
- Catholic News Agency: American Life League Video Yanked by YouTube (12 Feb. 2008)
- Catholic Exchange: YouTube Censors Pro-Life Video (4 July 2008)