Instagram and Facebook Removing Photos That Offer Abortion Pills

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Instagram and Facebook have begun to remove posts that offer abortion pills for women affected by Roe v Wade’s reversal.

After Friday’s decision by the Supreme Court, women were stripped of their constitutional right to have abortions. Outcries erupted across the country after the 1973 Supreme Court case was overturned.

Instagram and Facebook immediately removed the posts that offered to send abortion pills for women in states where there was already anti-abortion legislation.

According to Zignal Labs’ analysis, Friday was filled with mentions of abortion pills and certain medications, including misoprostol and mifepristone. The Associated Press reported.

The wire service took a screenshot of an Instagram account from one woman and offered to send or purchase abortion pills. This was just minutes after the high courts ruled.

“DM me if you want to order abortion pills, but want them sent to my address instead of yours,”The post. 

The AP reported that Instagram deleted the post in a matter of minutes. Vice Media first reported on Monday that Meta, the parent of both Facebook and Instagram, was deleting abortion pill posts.

A Monday post by AP reporter was used to test how Facebook would react to a similar post. “If you send me your address, I will mail you abortion pills.”

According to the news agency: The post was deleted in less than one minute

According to The AP, a Meta spokesperson stated in an email that certain items are prohibited under company policies.

Andy Stone, Meta spokesperson confirmed this in an interview Tweet Monday the firm will not allow people to send or sell pharmaceuticals on its platforms. Stone stated that Meta will allow sharing of information about how to access pills. Stone acknowledged that there have been issues with the policy being enforced across platforms.

 

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