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YouTube and Vimeo remove video of mom begging for hospital to save preemie sons

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In 2018, Created Equal helped Amanda Finnefrock tell the heartbreaking story of her twin boys, born premature at 22 weeks and 5 days in 2017. As the video below shows, Finnefrock cried and begged hospital staff to save her boys, Emery and Elliot, but hospital staff stood by and did nothing. Riverside Methodist Hospital is now under investigation from the Department of Health and Human Services for potential civil rights violations in Finnefrock’s case. Yet strangely, the video of Finnefrock’s ordeal has been removed from more than one social media website.

According to Gabriel Vance, Director of External Affairs for Created Equal, the video the group shared of Finnefrock’s ordeal was removed from YouTube, and then from Vimeo. “First YouTube removed the video — saying it violated ‘community standards,'” Vance told Live Action News. “Then Vimeo followed suit claiming: ‘You cannot upload videos that are hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory.'”

The video, which has not yet been removed from Facebook, is not graphic and certainly contains no hateful, discriminatory content, as you can see below:

It makes little sense for social media sites to remove a video detailing a grieving mother’s experience with her sons’ deaths for alleged “hate” or “discrimination,” but Finnefrock is still grateful that Emery and Elliot’s lives are not being forgotten.

“I am so thankful that the government has opened an investigation into Riverside Methodist Hospital. We are praying that they are held accountable for what they have done to my beautiful sons and everything they put our family through,” she said in a press release emailed by Created Equal. “I also hope that with this new Executive Order by the president, babies all around the country will be saved. No matter the circumstances, they all have value and worth.”

The social media companies which make up Big Tech — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others — have long censored pro-life content. Whether it is burying and removing content, or refusing to allow pro-life organizations to advertise, Big Tech has a clear bias in favor of the abortion industry. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, admitted as much in a meeting with Senator Josh Hawley. Yet despite acknowledgement of the problem, and even an executive order from President Trump combatting bias on social media, the issue persists. Created Equal’s moving, emotional video is just the latest to fall victim to it.

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