You hear about an idea to have Google and Facebook classified as a public utility, and you say to yourself, “Self, I’m a conservative. Government regulation is bad.” Then you hear about the same two companies sponsoring a leftist protest against a pro-life women’s clinic. These are the people who run our internet. They’re intolerant, hateful people (see Google Fires Employee Who Penned Diversity Critical Memo. They’re an Internet Super Power… and Facebook Deletes Tens of Thousands of Posts for “Hate Speech.” Hires More Snowflakes…). And they’re incredibly powerful.
Suddenly, your view of regulating them changes.
Two of the most powerful companies in the world are co-sponsoring a protest against a pro-life women’s health care clinic that provides free medical services and counseling to pregnant women — just not abortions.
Facebook and Google are co-sponsoring Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressive activists and political leaders that is targeting a pro-life organization, Human Coalition, and the health care clinics they operate under the name Cura, which provide free medical services and counseling for women with unplanned pregnancies. The protest’s organizers claim two primary motivations for going after Human Coalition’s clinics: they’re pro-life, and they’re successful.
To be fair, Facebook and Google aren’t sponsoring the protest themselves as much as sponsoring Netroots Nation. How crafty of them. A nice way for them to cite “plausible deniability” or some such nonsense. But let’s not act like if this was CPAC and it was a protest against Planned Parenthood, the media would act like there was no difference.
Also, Facebook and Google would never continue to sponsor an event or organization which protested Planned Parenthood.
So what can we learn here? Nothing new, to be frank. Google and Facebook are two of the world’s most powerful, influential companies in the world. They’re throwing some of their might behind a group which will protest a pro-life clinic for the sin of not providing abortion. When we say the left is “pro-abortion” and not “pro-choice” this is exactly what we mean. There are abortion clinics aplenty in these United States. So here’s a women’s health clinic (I thought the left cared more about women’s health?) not providing abortion, and suddenly the left decides to PROTEST THEM.
So much for choices.