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Facebook Removing Posts About Mailing Abortion Pills—but Not Guns

Since the U.S. Supreme Court's reactionary majority struck down Roe v. Wade last Friday, Facebook and Instagram have been swiftly removing posts informing people that they can obtain federally approved abortion pills through the mail while ignoring posts offering to mail guns.

An Associated Press reporter's Facebook post that said, "If you send me your address, I will mail you abortion pills," was removed within one minute on Monday, according to the news outlet.

However, when the reporter "made the same exact post but swapped out the words 'abortion pills' for 'a gun,' the post remained untouched," AP reported Tuesday. "A post with the same exact offer to mail 'weed' was also left up and not considered a violation."

Lee Hepner, an anti-monopoly lawyer at the American Economic Liberties Project, responded to AP's experiment by tweeting, "Large corporations are not your allies in the advancement of civil rights."