Instagram last month released a new face filter that allows users to take photos with the phrase “Thank God for Abortion” scrawled across their face.
The Instagram-approved filter was created by a pro-abortion organization whose stated purpose is to “eliminate the criminalizing stigma around abortion.”
According to the group’s website, the organization is “committed to a repossessing of our own narratives and pull it back from the dominant extreme right-wing ‘sin’ perspective which continues to justify legislating the torture and death of abortion seeking people.”
To celebrate Instagram’s release of the filter, the group published a photo of a baby with the filter on his face, along with a caption urging users to “definitely put it on all the babies.”
“SO CUTE!” the caption read. “The proabortion look so easy to sport. Put on ur mamma ur pappa def all the babies. Show your love.”
So I went onto Instagram to verify this and sadly it’s 100% true. Instagram has released a face filter called ‘Thank god for abortion’ and there’s a stack of people uploading all kinds of nasty pictures. What a sad sad world we live in. pic.twitter.com/V92E3go7hq— Evelyn Rae (@_evelynrae) November 14, 2020
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