Facebook 'Tried to Shut Down' a Pro-Life Roe v. Wade Film Produced by Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece
A pro-life film on the story of Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion — is in the works and will begin filming this month. The project seems unpopular in Hollywood (big surprise), but the producers complained that even Facebook is trying to shut it down. Even Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, pro-life activist Alveda King (the executive producer of the film), was blocked from sharing a link to raise money for the film.
"We've had a lot of difficulty raising the money in Hollywood, so we decided to do a crowd-funder," Nick Loeb, an actor in "Den of Thieves" (2018) and co-producer of the Roe v. Wade film, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. "We created a crowdfund site called roevwademovie.com and we launched on Facebook to try to raise money and even Facebook tried to shut us down."
"They said we were spamming, they stopped us from sharing," Loeb added. "I couldn't send out our crowdfunding site to my friends or family, people who liked the site couldn't share it. Dr. Alveda King, who came on as executive producer, was also blocked from sharing it."
Facebook eventually lifted the block, but Loeb said the massive social media site has "created what's called a 'shadow ban' where when we post what we want to promote, it doesn't even show up in the feeds of the people that follow us or our friends, the people we like."
The producer alleged that Facebook even blocked them from paying for advertising. "We even bought and paid for advertising, and they blocked us from sharing paid advertising, so it's been a real struggle to get people to go to RoeV.WadeMovie.com," Loeb said.
The producer confirmed to PJ Media on Sunday that the "shadow ban" was still in effect, but he added some good news: the exposure from his appearance on Tucker Carlson's show yielded a great deal of support for the Roe v. Wade film.
"It initially crashed our site and then was huge for us," Loeb told PJ Media. He said the Fox News appearance led to "an additional 50k" in fundraising for the film.
As of Sunday, the film had raised more than $106,000 on the crowdfunding site Freestartr. Even so, this represented a mere tenth of the goal — $1 million.
The movie — which includes a few Hollywood conservatives like Jon Voight — aims to tell an important story. It alleges that the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion rested on a throne of lies. "This big screen movie is the real untold story of how mountains of lies led to an injustice that has deprived millions of people of human dignity and human rights," Alveda King explained in a video about the film.