YouTube has apologised to a pro-life organisation for suspending its channel over content.
The suspension was placed on Heartbeat International’s Abortion Pill Reversal channel last month, after it had posted four videos showing how a baby can still be saved if the mother has taken an abortion pill.
But after an appeal, the censorship has been ended.
Jor-El Godsey, President of Heartbeat International, said: “We commend YouTube for acknowledging their mistake and promptly resolving it.”
“No woman should ever be censored for sharing her testimony simply because she chose life – even at the last minute. Nor should vital life-saving information be censored from the public”, she added.
The successful appeal was launched with the support of pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List.
Mallory Quigley, Vice President of Communications for SBA List, said censorship of pro-life views is becoming increasingly common.
“Big social media companies have a track record of arbitrarily banning content from pro-life groups who then have to jump through hoops to have it reinstated, while organisations like Planned Parenthood are allowed to promote abortion on demand.”
“Social media is a great equalizer for pro-lifers standing up to the well-funded abortion lobby and its massive PR machine.
“We will continue to assert our rights and fight the censorship of pro-life views”, she added.
One of the videos that the Abortion Pill Reversal channel had posted featured a doctor explaining the process from a medical perspective, while three others showed mothers recounting their experiences of having ‘reversed’ their abortion.
YouTube had explained that it “doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death”.
Other videos such as “instructional bomb making, choking games, hard drug use, or other acts where serious injury may result” fall into this category.