In the latest string of Social Media censorship of right-wing ideas and figures, the anti-abortion, pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’ had its official Twitter account suspended on Saturday, March 30th of its opening weekend. With controversy over Twitter and Facebook’s treatment of conservatives coming under fire after a long list of right wing personalities getting deplatformed, often without cause and without reasoning, the pattern has begun to look like a dangerous trend to the free expression of ideas
The movie, which opened in theaters yesterday, tells the true story behind Abby Johnson, one of Planned Parenthood’s youngest clinic directors as she transforms her views on something she formerly thought of as a woman’s inalienable right. During her career, Johnson was involved in over 22,000 abortions.
‘Unplanned’ follows her shift from a staunch abortion activist to one of the nations leading pro-life advocates after witnessing the procedure, and the baby “twisting and fighting for its life,” as said in the trailer. Seeing the brutal act in person, and subsequently having an unplanned pregnancy herself, Johnson now rethinks her career and her part in the murder of thousands of unborn children.
When a movie takes such strong stance against Planned Parenthood and the the hundreds of thousands of abortions they commit every year, it is no surprise social media will take action to muffle their voice. Luckily, the film’s Twitter account was reinstated hours after its removal thanks to the thousands of outraged fans.
According to The Daily Wire, despite Unplanned reaching over 1,000 theaters this weekend, all stations besides Fox are refusing to host advertisements for the culturally important film. All networks owned by Discovery have denied advertisements due to its ‘sensitive nature.’