Twitter blocks political ad over claim against Planned Parenthood

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Blackburn announced last week that she will run for the U.S. Senate seat that incumbent Sen.

The ban on the ad only stops Blackburn from being able to pay to promote it, but the video can still be tweeted via a link from YouTube or any other video platform. An ad, however, reaches people who have not actively sought out Blackburn's opinions by following her Twitter account, and therefore the company holds it to a different standard.

In the ad, Blackburn shoots a gun and says she's "100 percent pro-life", carries a gun in her purse, and stands during the national anthem. But luckily for the congresswoman, Twitter gave her a better opponent than GOP elites when it blocked her campaign spot from Twitter ads.

Planned Parenthood consistently denied wrongdoing and never faced any criminal charges, but the anti-abortion activists who filmed it did.

Blackburn was the chair of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives that investigated Planned Parenthood and its relationship with biotech firms who procured the fetal body parts from abortions like livers, brains and lungs for research purposes.

An employee of Twitter told Blackburn's team the ad would be blocked from appearing on the popular social media site unless Blackburn's claim that she "stopped the sale of baby body parts" while serving in Congress is edited out.

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"I know the left calls me a wingnut or a knuckle-dragging conservative", Blackburn said in the video. She also claims to have stopped Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care and sex education services, from selling baby body parts.

It is also worth noting that it is legal to provide fetal tissue to researchers as long as no profit is made, a practice that Planned Parenthood does admit to as it is not illegal and it provides valuable material for research into a number of medical conditions.

In response to this decision, Blackburn has been calling on her followers to participate in "standing up to Silicon Valley" with her.

"It is astounding to me that Twitter, which is an important outlet, would choose not only to censor a political ad but that they would censor a pro-life message", she told Fox News.

"Planned Parenthood was compassionate, they were nonjudgmental, and they were there for me", the woman said. Twitter has shut down my announcement video advertising.