Facebook lifts ban on ad for Roe v. Wade movie following appeal

(Reuters/Regis Duvignau)The Facebook logo is displayed on their website in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017.

Facebook has lifted a ban on a paid advertisement for a pro-life film about the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case following an appeal from the movie producers.

The crowdfunding site for the new project of Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight and actor/producer Nick Loeb was reportedly blocked by Facebook last week, preventing the producers from sharing paid advertisements.

The film, titled "Roe v. Wade: The Movie," highlights the "real untold story" of abortion in the U.S. as well as the history of eugenics associated with Planned Parenthood.

Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and the director of civil rights for the unborn at Priests for Life, has asserted that Facebook has blocked the paid advertisements for the film because of its pro-life message.

"There is a new movie coming out — 'Roe v. Wade.' I am one of the executive producers. Facebook has pulled down our ads, the paid ads and any mention of the non-paid ads," King said in an interview with Family Research Council's Tony Perkins during a special National Religious Freedom Day broadcast of his radio show on Tuesday.

"They do not want the message of the injustice of abortion broadcast and they are trying to block that," she went on to say.

According to The Christian Post, Facebook lifted the ban on the paid advertisement on Thursday and explained that the page was originally disapproved in error.

The social media giant stated that all abilities of the administrators for the page will now be restored after being temporarily blocked for "spam behavior."

The new project has been touted as the first movie ever to expose "the real untold story of how people lied; how the media lied; and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 million Americans."

"Many documentaries have been made, but no one has had the courage to make an actual feature film, a theatrical movie about the true story," the film's fundraising website states.

According to Life Site News, the film opens with Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger delivering a speech to the Ku Klux Klan about her intention to reduce the growth of the African-American population.

The movie will also tell the story of how a poor girl with a 10th-grade education, Norma McCorvey, who became known as Jane Roe, was recruited for a legal case seeking to legalize abortion in the U.S.

As of Jan. 20, the film has raised $66,107 out of its stated goal of $2 million. The producers said that 10 percent of the film's net proceeds will be donated to pro-life organizations.

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