Instagram permanently suspended Auburn Students for Life's account after it promoted March for Life, an event that happens annually to call for the banning of abortion. The pro-life students' organization was banned on October 13.
A board member of the students' pro-life group, Samuel Hass, told Young Americans Foundation (YAF) that: “We were banned permanently for a regular post promoting the March for Life.”
“This is a scary reminder how much power these corporations wield over our lives.”
The account was banned for violating “Community Guidelines on business integrity.”
The ban was appealed, but Instagram upheld it, saying that the organization had “pretended to be someone else.
“Our Social Media Director responded to Instagram stating why we should get our account back. Since then, we have heard nothing, and our account remains banned,” the group's president Gwen Charles told The College Fix.
“This type of big-tech censorship is nothing new to the pro-life movement. … Small groups like ours must not remain silent when it comes to this censorship. Our group has informed our over 130 members of this and we have encouraged them to continue speaking up for life, on social media and in person. If we are going to ultimately win, we need to continue to work to change hearts and minds about abortion. The Truth is that abortion ends a human life, and we long for the day when it is illegal and unthinkable. Our chapter is more motivated than we have ever been in the fight for life.”