YouTube Fixes ‘Disclaimer’ on Chemical Abortion Video After 16 Attorneys General Demand False Information’s Removal

Cincinnati Right to Life is grateful to the 16 AGs—their courage saves lives.

From CV NEWS FEED: YouTube this week corrected the “context” that it added to a pro-life video about chemical abortion pills after 16 attorneys general sent a letter to YouTube’s CEO warning that the false disclaimer is both illegal and dangerous. 

“Women deserve to know the truth about the risks posed by abortion drugs, which is why first-hand accounts like the ones ADF posted on YouTube are so vital,” Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Erik Baptist stated on March 6 after the disclaimer was updated. 

“Thanks to the leadership of state attorneys general calling out false information, YouTube has corrected its previously misleading notice,” Baptist added.

Non-profit legal organization ADF posted a video on YouTube about a pregnant mother who took chemical abortion drugs at home and suffered “excruciatingly” from their effects. No doctor or professional helped her with the self-administered abortion. 

YouTube flagged the video and added a notice providing “context” about abortion. The original notice read: “An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed healthcare professional.”

On March 4, 16 attorneys general wrote to YouTube CEO Neal Mohan warning that the disclaimer is false and must be changed. FULL STORY