By Dave Andrusko
It’s common knowledge that Big Tech often favors the pro-abortion perspective. Nothing new there.
What may be new is that You Tube is adding a “context box” to pro-life videos that reaks of abortion advocacy. Just ask Catholic Vote, a pro-life advocay group, which—in this instance—was running a video titled “Kari Lake Exposes Abortion Hypocrisy.” Lake, who is pro-life, is running neck and neck with pro-abortion Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, to be the next governor of Arizona.
Now @YouTube slapped a “Context” box underneath the video.
— Joshua Mercer 🇺🇸 (@joshuamercer) October 7, 2022
The “context box” is “linked to pro-abortion talking points hosted on the official government pages of the Biden administration,” according to Catholic Vote Communications Director Joshua Mercer:
The YouTube message links viewers to Medlineplus.gov, a government website, which leads to a number of other pro-abortion resources, including ReproductiveRights.gov, a Biden administration page from the Department of Health and Human Services that states: “Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care, is an essential part of your health and well-being.”
The information in the context box antiseptically describes abortion:
An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed healthcare professional.
“‘Remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus.’ Again, they downplay what is occurring,” Mercer said. “They’re not just relocating the fetus. They are terminating its life.”
“This is outrageous,” Mercer said. “Big Tech is doing the most aggressive political advocacy possible here, and directly on behalf of the Biden administration.”
YouTube’s box “also pointed viewers to ‘plenty of links to pro-abortion groups like the ACOG and the pro-abortion HHS website reproductiverights.gov,’” Mercer said. “Could you imagine YouTube placing a ‘context’ box on a gun control group’s page with links to the NRA? Of course not!”
As many outlets, including Newsbusters, have reported, Hobbs is evading a direct answer on abortion. Appearing on Face the Nation yesterday, Major Garrett was unsuccessful in getting an answer to several straightforward questions. Newsbusters’ Kevin Tober wrote what happened next:
Again, Hobbs dodged the question that was asked. Realizing that, Garrett pressed again: “If an Arizona voter were to conclude from your previous answer that you do not favor any specific week limit on abortion, would they be correct?”
“I support leaving the decision between a woman and her doctor and leaving politicians entirely out of it,” Hobbs snarked.