Operation Rescue posts the video that YouTube does not want the public to see
Wichita, KS – A video exposing Sen. Barack Obama’s extremist support for abortion that was produced by a Kansas pro-life group as been blocked by YouTube.com yesterday.
The Kansas Coalition for Life, which partners with Operation Rescue on a number of pro-life projects, produced a video titled “Obama: WRONG Change for Children,” which included information about Obama’s voting record on abortion-related bills.
YouTube sent the group a generic message indicating that the video was being blocked because it did not meet a “Community Guideline.”
“The video is in no way distasteful, pornographic or outside of the ordinary,” said KCFL Director Mark Gietzen. “It does however make a strong point, and we feel that it was pulled ONLY because it makes a simple, clear statement about what Obama’s change is all about.”
The video begins with a warning stating, “This video contains graphic images showing what Obama supports.” It contains a brief photo of an aborted baby.
It is doubtful that the brief graphic image was responsible for YouTube removing the video. Numerous other videos posted on YouTube.com show images of aborted babies without any problems, including videos of protesters with large aborted baby signs, and Operation Rescue’s Truth Trucks. A hard-hitting video graphically exposing the practices of late-term abortionist George R. Tiller that was produced for Operation Rescue was restricted by YouTube to viewers over 18, but remains accessible.
“Political censorship is the only remaining explanation for YouTube blocking the KCFL Obama video,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. “Apparently, it is allowable to criticize political candidates on YouTube, as long as you do not criticize Obama on his abortion track record. It is unconscionable for YouTube to engage in this kind of political censorship in the middle of a battle for the future of America. We have posted this video to our web site to ensure that it will be easily accessible.”
Operation Rescue encourages concerned individuals to contact YouTube.com and ask that they reinstate the KCFL video “Obama: WRONG Choice for Children.”
Click here to contact YouTube.
[YouTube has made it very complex for you to email them, but it is possible. Click the link above then click the Abuse link. Click the "Video Taken Down" link, then click Contact Us. Under that click "Report Abuse." You will have 4 options. Click "General policy inquiry." Now click "Account Suspensions," then click "Account Suspensions" again. Then click "Contact us." That will take you to a form that you can fill out.]