A second web hosting company took down a new Texas Right to Life website over the weekend amid growing concerns about online censorship.
The website ProLifeWhistleblower.com allows people to report violations of the new Texas heartbeat law, which prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy. Unique from other state heartbeat laws, it includes a private enforcement mechanism that allows people to file lawsuits against abortionists who violate the law and those who help them.
Over the weekend, however, the web hosting company Epik removed the website, claiming the whistleblower reporting section violates its terms of service, KXAN News reports. A company spokesperson said they are reviewing the matter.
According to the Daily Beast, Epik received “complaints” about ProLifeWhistleblower.com collecting anonymous tips about third parties.
Abortion activists have been trying various ways to shut down the pro-life website ever since it launched: urging people to flood it with fake tips, pornography and spam, and pressuring big tech companies to refuse to host it.
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Texas Right to Life switched to Epik last week after its initial webhost, GoDaddy, took down the website, claiming it violated “multiple provisions” of its terms of service.
Despite the on-going censorship by powerful online companies, Texas Right to Life leaders said they will not give up.
“We will not be silenced,” said Kimberlyn Schwartz, director of media and communications, last week. “If anti-Lifers want to take our website down, we’ll put it back up. No one can keep us from telling the truth. No one can stop us from saving lives. We are not afraid of the mob. Anti-Life activists hate us because we’re winning. Hundreds of babies are being saved from abortion right now because of Texas Right to Life, and these attacks don’t change that.”
The Texas heartbeat law went into effect Sept. 1, prohibiting abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.
The legislation has the potential to save tens of thousands of babies’ lives every year. In 2020, about 54,000 unborn babies were aborted in Texas, and about 85 percent happened after six weeks of pregnancy, according to state health statistics.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused a request from Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups to temporarily block enforcement of the law. As a result, Texas became the first state to be allowed to enforce a heartbeat law.
Whether the Texas law will remain in effect or ultimately be upheld as constitutional in court remains uncertain, but pro-life leaders are hopeful now that the Supreme Court has a conservative majority.
Other recent reports of online censorship include:
Facebook Blocks Pregnancy Center from Fundraising to Help Pregnant Women With Abortion Alternatives
Facebook censors pro-life marketing agency (Pregnancy Help News)
NBC Tries to Get Google to Ban Pro-Life Web Site Because It Opposes BlackLivesMatter
Facebook Censors Pro-Life Ad Showing How Abortion Pill Kills Babies, Injures Women
Facebook Censors Pro-Lifers, Ignores Liberal Post Wanting Pro-Life Republicans to “Die”
Facebook Censors Pro-Life Page for Calling Planned Parenthood an “Abortion Business”
City Takes Down Pro-Life Group’s Bus Ads after Abortion Activists Complain
Billboard Companies are Censoring Pro-Life Billboards Like This One: “Abortion Endangers Us”
Facebook Censors Interview With Woman Who Miraculously Survived an Abortion
Instagram Censors Planned Parenthood Meme: We Kill More Black Babies in 2 Weeks Than the KKK Lynched in a Century
Instagram Removed Christian Writer’s Comic Strip Comparing Abortion to Slavery
Instagram Blocked the Entire Daily Caller News Account Briefly, Claimed It Was an Accident
Facebook Tags Pro-Life Group as False News for Saying Abortion is Never Medically Necessary
Instagram Censors LifeNews Post about Babies with Down Syndrome
Twitter Censors President Trump’s Pro-Life Video Featuring Pictures of Unborn Babies
Twitter Suspended “Unplanned” Movie’s Account, Then Its Followers Mysteriously Disappeared
Woman With Down Syndrome Says Twitter Suspended Her Account for Tweets Opposing Abortion
Twitter Censors Pro-Life Group: “No Advertiser is Permitted to Use the Phrase ‘Killing Babies’”
Pinterest Caught Listing Top Pro-Life Website as Porn to Censor Its Content
Twitter Censors Pro-Life Group’s Ads about Defunding Planned Parenthood
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