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New York governor asks Facebook to counter abortion misinformation: “They sow fear, and shame to control women”

Amy Christie

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has called on Facebook to take action against the abortion-related posts that spread “misinformation” on the social media platform.

The governor wrote a letter to Facebook founder, chairman, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking for “information on any and all existing efforts to combat misinformation regarding abortion laws, procedures, and their availability.’

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The New York governor also pressed for “additional action to curb the spread of this misinformation, as Facebook has with information related to COVID-19, vaccines, and voting rights," according to The Blaze.

“Each day, posts are liked and shared on your site that make false claims about abortion procedures and legislation, and this misinformation has hit close to home,’ the letter says.
“These articles, memes, and other shared posts often describe procedures that have no basis in reality, cite entirely made-up studies, and purposefully inflate or misrepresent public health data. The goal behind these posts is clear: to sow fear, confusion, and shame, and to advance an agenda to control women's bodies,” the governor went on.

While pro-choice advocates state that pro-life movements try to “control women’s bodies,” the pro-life proponents are convinced that the child’s body is separate and not part of the pregnant woman’s body.

“A child's body is not a woman's body. A child deserves to live and abortion doesn't empower women, it's violence," Live Action founder and president Lila Rose wrote on social media at the beginning of this month.

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