6 photos that Facebook controversially banned


Document Publication: ThisWeek.com

Publication Date: May 25, 2012

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4. DIY abortion tutorial

In late December 2011, Facebook got blowback for removing a Dutch abortion-rights advocate's pictorial instructions on how to chemically induce a "safe abortion" with a common drug, misoprostol — then faced more anger when it apologized and allowed Dr. Rebecca Gomperts to repost the image. Before it was reinstated, the image "inspired an interesting controversy" on the pro-abortion rights side, said Anna North at Jezebel: "Is this censorship, or an understandable reaction to potentially dangerous advice?" It also, of course, ruffled some feathers on the anti-abortion side, prompting Bryan Kemper at the group Priests for Life to post an image of a dismembered, aborted fetus — which Facebook also removed. It's amazing that "Facebook will allow girls to learn how to do an abortion themselves at home," said Kemper, but "not allow them to see what an abortion looks like."


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