A pro-life group claims that tech giant Apple dropped their prayer application from the App Store after liberal bloggers complained that it was listed on the store’s directory and then the company lied to them about why it was taken down.
Human Coalition said that not only did Apple remove their app after receiving pressure from pro-abortion activists, but that the company lied to them about why they removed the app — which became apparent after they gave a demonstration to Apple, Fox News reported on Tuesday.
“In July, on the heels of pro-abortion media pushback, Apple notified us that they had removed the Human Coalition app from the App Store, citing violations of certain functionality requirements,” Human Coalition officials said. “However, Human Coalition spoke with Apple and demonstrated that not only were the cited requirements met, but that the Human Coalition app exceeded minimum requirements and functioned better than similar apps from other developers.”
Brian Fisher, co-founder and president of Human Coalition, said that Apple’s decision is not surprising as liberal elites continue to try to silence pro-life messages.
“There is a growing trend in the U.S. to attempt to deter or silence Americans who oppose the fatal discrimination against preborn children,” Fisher told Fox News. “This move by Apple is not surprising, though it is a deep disappointment. Human Coalition remains committed to providing compassionate, loving care to women and their children even in the face of these challenges.”
Fox News noted that Apple did not respond to requests for comment.
Earlier this month, tech giant Twitter blocked GOP Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement because it featured a pro-life message — which specifically mentioned Planned Parenthood selling baby parts — that the company thought could be “offensive” to others.
After receiving enormous backlash, Twitter backed off their decision to ban Blackburn’s video because they reconsidered the “context of the entire message.”
(First reported by The Daily Wire) http://www.dailywire.com/news/22418/report-apple-censored-pro-life-group-removing-ryan-saavedra (October 18, 2017)
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