Social Media Purge Targets Operation Rescue

Wichita, KS – Operation Rescue’s Senior Vice President Cheryl Sullenger, had her Twitter account suspended on Saturday evening, without notice or warning.  In fact, Sullenger had never received a warning about any of her posts in all the years she had a Twitter account.

Meanwhile, Operation Rescue’s official Twitter account, @OperationRescue, lost approximately 1,000 followers over the weekend, even though the account was mostly quiet. 

Operation Rescue and its staff have endured several attacks in which social media outlets over the past two years that have taken away large numbers of followers in an effort to silence our voices and diminish our reach.

Sullenger also had an account on Parler, which is currently inaccessible due to Parler being banished from their servers in retribution for outspoken conservative viewpoints.  It is unknown how long that site will be down.

This unwarranted purge that included a large number of conservative, pro-Trump accounts took place in the wake of the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021.  While no one representing Operation Rescue attended the event, we have been vocal in our support of President Donald J. Trump, and also outspoken advocates of the First Amendment rights of Americans to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, peaceful protest, and most recently, election integrity.

“I strongly denounce the recent purge of free speech content across all platforms where conservative, pro-life speech has been stifled.  This is a dangerous, un-American move on the part of Big Tech, supported by the Democrat Party,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Operation Rescue has always been a supporter of peaceful protest and has a long history of opposing violence.  It appears, based on conversations we have had with those who attended the Capitol protest, that the overwhelming number of Americans were indeed peaceful, and, in fact, some tried to stop the vandalism as they saw it happening.”

Operation Rescue has long borne the brunt of Big Tech censorship and the cancel culture.

After Newman participated in the release of undercover videos in 2015 that showed Planned Parenthood’s participation in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby body parts for profit, Operation Rescue experienced social media suppression and even a loss of businesses that provided services for Operation Rescue.

Newman was sued by Planned Parenthood, which led to a total of nearly $14 million in judgements, fines and fees – just for exposing evidence of Planned Parenthood’s crimes. 

“Final” numbers for exposing Planned Parenthood killing and selling babies. Costs: $169,760.54 Attorneys' fees: $12,782,891.25 Non-Statutory costs: $998,119.17 Total: $13,950,770.96 #priceless

Posted by Troy Newman on Sunday, January 10, 2021

Shortly after President Trump, a pro-life supporter, took office in 2017, Google began to suppress Operation Rescue content on its search engines, resulting in views to our website, www.OperationRescue.org, to drop 96 percent – traffic we never fully got back.

 “It used to be that those of us who advocated for the lives of the unborn endured the wrath of Big Tech and their cohorts in the Democrat Party and at Planned Parenthood.  Today, it is the millions who support President Trump that are being suppressed and cancelled.  Tomorrow, it will be everyone,” said Newman.  “One day we woke up, and America was no longer the ‘Land of the Free.’  Nevertheless, I pledge to continue to speak out in support of President Trump and will continue to stand against the evil of abortion as long as I have breath, because it is the right thing to do.”

Sullenger still has an active account on Gab under the handle @Lifesaver.  She invites you to follow her there.