Saturday, July 12, 2008

Producers of “The Decency Gap” convince YouTube to pull exposé video


(CNA) July 2, 2008.- The producers behind the documentary, “The Decency Gap,” have convinced YouTube to pull a video filmed by the Population Research Institute that unmasked the film as a pro-abortion initiative.

The video on YouTube entitled, “The Decency Gap/Eve Reinhardt,” shows a meeting between Carlos Polo, director for Latin America of the PRI, and film maker Eve Reinhardt, who hid the true nature of the project in order to get an interview with the pro-life leader.

“The Decency Gap,” which is intended to promote the legalization of abortion in the region, is financed by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Marie Stopes International and the Center for Reproductive Rights, as well as the Peruvian pro-abortion association PROMSEX.

The video shows an interview that took place several weeks ago in Lima. It did not violate the terms of use established by YouTube, which forbids posting videos that are violent, pornographic or violate copyright or privacy laws.

It also includes pictures of the official website of “The Decency Gap” which confirm that it is being financed by transnational pro-abortion organizations and aims to regain access to U.S. tax money for the promotion of abortion in other countries. Once their motivations were exposed, the producers pulled the website off the internet.

In the past YouTube has bowed to pressure from the IPPF to remove pro-life videos by the American Life League but has never pulled videos by the IPPF which users complain are obscene.

“The video shows the true identity of Reinhardt, which she tried to cleverly hide. She was not mistreated in any way, but you can see the understandable discomfort of Reinhardt as she was caught trying to trick others. It is embarrassing, for certain, but in any case she was the one trying to trick me,” Polo told CNA. He also revealed that Reinhardt sent him several emails without saying who she really was. “To pull that video only favors Reinhardt in her intention to trick more people. I know of two other people in Peru who, thanks to that video, avoided being deceived by her,” Polo said. “Eve Reinhardt agreed to allow our conversation to be filmed and that can be easily seen in the video,” he added.

Until YouTube reposts the original video, CNA has posted it.

YouTube, in response to a huge number of complaints from pro-life viewers, has reposted the Decency Gap video, in both Spanish and English versions, Here.

"The term "decency gap" is used among abortion supporters to refer to the gap of funding left open after President George Bush reinstated in 2001 the Mexico City Policy, which prohibits U.S. funding for international organizations that perform or provide information about abortion." Zenit

Even more interestingly, the Decency Gap owned web sites that show up in a Google search appear to have been disabled.

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