Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee contends those factors played into victories for pro-abortion constitutional amendments on the ballots earlier this month in Vermont, California, and Montana.
“The measures that were on the ballot in some of the states would in effect legalize abortion for any reason, for all nine months of pregnancy,” Tobias explains. “[But] if anyone tried pointing that out, the major media outlets and many of the social media and big tech companies would censor that information. They would say it’s not proven or it’s not accurate” – when, in fact, it was true and had been proven.
In another example, California Congressman Eric Swalwell ran a dramatic campaign commercial depicting a woman arrested at her home because she had had an abortion.
Tobias points out that no pro-life law calls for arresting an abortion patient. “[Those women] are victims who need maybe a lot of help and support in other ways,” she tells AFN.
“But there were just so many instances where the proponents of abortion could put out bad information and it was circulated widely when pro-lifers tried to counter or put forward facts and actual truth” – but were censored.
As Live Action points out, the “disinformation” approach underwent a successful trial run this summer in Kansas when a coalition led by Planned Parenthood and NARAL led voters to believe that voting for the “Value Them Both” amendment would ban abortion in the state completely. The pro-life amendment lost by a roughly two-to-one margin.