New York Governor Asks Facebook to Censor Pro-Life ‘Misinformation’ About Abortion
New York’s brand new governor wants Facebook to censor pro-life “misinformation” about abortion.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, sent a letter Monday to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg requesting that the social media giant increase efforts to censor pro-life “misinformation” in light of Texas’ new law banning abortions after babies’ heartbeats can be detected.
Hochul, who took office in late August after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over numerous #MeToo allegations, expressed concern that viral Facebook posts about the Texas Heartbeat Act will make women who seek abortions feel “unsafe” and “alone.”
“The truth is that abortion is a safe, common medical procedure,” Hochul wrote. “One in four women will undergo an abortion in her lifetime. I am proud that New York is leading the fight to ensure that every woman and birthing person has access to abortion care.”
The “one in four” statistic that Hochul referenced is outdated and inaccurate, based on available data.